GEORGE BOUSIS

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Etraveli Group-GEORGE BOUSIS
BASED IN:
Miami | Chicago | New York
Focus:
Payments, Blockchain, Consumer, Compute

George Bousis is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor at the forefront of the payments, loyalty, and blockchain industries. As the Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Raise, he launched the world's leading platform for digital gift cards. Under his leadership, Raise achieved over $5 billion in sales and saved its customers upwards of $250 million.

Raise is recognized globally as a pioneer in the payments, loyalty, and blockchain sectors. George's innovation is showcased by the 30 patents he's authored. This spirit of innovation has attracted significant backing for Raise, helping the company secure over $225 million from leading institutions like Accel, PayPal, NEA, and the Web3 Foundation.

Outside the boardroom, George's passion for startups is evident. He's invested in over 85 companies and co-founded Protagonist, his latest venture. Beyond business, he enjoys gaming, music, real estate, and traveling.

George's accolades include three nominations for the Goldman Sachs Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and recognition as a Crains 20 in their 20s standout. He's also committed to giving back, serving as a board member for the Northwestern Hospitals Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation and as a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Chicago Chapter.