Lisa Gansky

PopTech 2010

Lisa Gansky

Lisa Gansky is an author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing and the Mesh Directory live.

For more than 18 years, Gansky has been an entrepreneur and environmentalist focused on building companies and supporting social ventures where there is an opportunity for well-timed disruption and a resounding impact. A founder and CEO of several Internet companies, including GNN (the first web portal sold to AOL) and the largest consumer photo sharing and print service Ofoto (sold to Eastman Kodak in 2001), Gansky’s attention is on sustainable ventures with positive social impact. She puts a strong emphasis on clean energy, social networks, accelerating community engagement and awareness, and exploring new platforms and business models.

Lisa currently serves as a director of Dos Margaritas, an environmental foundation with programs focused in Latin America. She is an advisor and investor in several social ventures including New Resource Bank, Convio, Squidoo, Slide, TasteBook, MePlease, Instructables, and Greenbiz.