Meet the team

Gian Fulgoni

Gian Fulgoni, Ph. D., an active advisor/investor in Monet and Executive Chairman of Varcode, Ltd is the Co-Founder and former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of comScore Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), the new age cross-platform measurement company. From 1981 to 1998, Dr. Fulgoni was President & CEO of Information Resources, Inc. (then listed on NASDAQ: IRI) which he grew from a start-up into a leading global supplier of retail POS scanner information and analytics a market value of $1.4 Billion. Dr. Fulgoni was twice named Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year, the only person to have twice received this honor. He was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and named an Ernst & Young® Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Glamorgan in Wales in recognition of his entrepreneurial skills and achievements in market research. In 2014 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Advertising Research Foundation and in 2016 he was awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa degree by Lancaster University to mark his outstanding contributions to the field of global market research. In 2018, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from CableFax and the Erwin Ephron Demystification Award from the Advertising Research Foundation. In 2019, he was inducted into the Market Research Hall of Fame. Dr. Fulgoni is a popular speaker at conferences worldwide and has appeared on CNN, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, FOX Business News, Bloomberg TV, PBS Nightly Business Report and as a regular contributor to CNBC business news channels. Dr. Fulgoni is currently a Venture Partner with 4490 Ventures, and serves on the boards of PetMed Express, Prophet brand consulting, a leading brand and marketing consultancy, Fluree, the data management pioneer, Novel Coworking, The Journal of Advertising Research, and currently serves as President of the North American Foundation for the University of Manchester. Dr. Fulgoni has long been involved in the growth of extremely successful public and private companies. He served on the board of Platinum Technology which grew from $80 million to more than $1 Billion in annual revenues and was acquired by Computer Associates in an all-cash transaction valued at $4 Billion — at the time the largest-ever acquisition in the software industry. He served on the board of U.S. Robotics prior to its acquisition by 3 Com in a transaction valued at $8 Billion as well as having served on several other high value board positions.