sdvg san diego venture group board member gary benitt

Gary Benitt

Managing Director

 Social Leverage

Gary is a General Partner with Social Leverage, a seed stage venture capital firm. Gary is a seasoned serial entrepreneur, having been a part of four founding teams in both consumer and B2B companies over the past 20 years. Most recently, Gary spent 3 years as COO of after his company, Assistly, was acquired in 2011 by

Previously, Gary was with AOL after his company, Goowy Media, was acquired in early 2008. Gary has managed various technology and go-to-market teams including business operations, customer service, client implementation and success, engineering, and quality assurance. He brings broad knowledge across all facets of growing a business from startup into a mature organization.

Gary has been an active investor in early stage companies since 2011, with over 25 investments including Civic, Classy, Getaround, Gusto, Kustomer, and Stitch Labs.