MARANA, Ariz. (Oct. 29, 2013) - Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) today recognizes David Gorodyansky, CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree, the global leader in consumer security, privacy and Internet freedom and makers of Hotspot Shield VPN, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at this week’s second annual Builders + Innovators Summit (October 28 - 30, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain).
“We believe in placing consumers in control of their personal information online, and with more than 175 million downloads to date, Hotspot Shield serves as a gateway to secure access,” said Gorodyansky, CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree. “The Builders + Innovators Summit is an opportunity for us to continue to share our vision for unrestricted access with visionaries across industries.”
“We are honored to recognize David Gorodyansky as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is the second year for the summit and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs – the builders and innovators – from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world’s economies through innovation.”
David Gorodyansky was 23 years old when he co-founded AnchorFree with the belief that all consumers should be in control of their personal information online. Under Gorodyansky’s leadership, AnchorFree has raised more than $63 million in venture funding and Hotspot Shield VPN has become the world’s most trusted privacy, security and web access tool, providing billions of users worldwide with unrestricted access to the Internet.
For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
AnchorFree’s mission is to provide secure browsing, privacy and freedom to the more than 1.6 billion people around the world who are in need of a secure browsing solution or freedom to access Internet content. AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world’s most popular privacy, security and Web access tool. Hotspot Shield ensures safe, private Web browsing and disrupts censorship of commonly blocked content such as breaking news, social networking and search engines. Hotspot Shield is available for PC, Mac, Apple iOS, and Android platforms at www.AnchorFree.com. AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Mountain View, Calif.