Averon continues its forward momentum this month with the addition of Greg Tarr to the Averon Advisory Board. With a strong background in the telecommunications and automotive industries, Greg is in a prime position to enhance the advancement of Averon’s mission to make the entire digital world safer.
Greg is a founding partner of CrossPacific Capital, founding board member and chief strategy officer at Glympse, board observer at Axiata Digital, and a board member at RX Networks. He was Interim CSO/Advisor at Automatic Labs (acquired by SiriusXM), and VP/GM Asia at Networks in Motion (acquired by TCS). He was also a seed investor in Admobius (acquired by Lotame), Shanghai-based Linktone (Nasdaq IPO-2004) and Smartpay (acquired by Ping An Insurance).
Prior to CrossPacific, Greg worked in venture capital at RVP where he helped draft the original strategic plan for Rogers Communications’ VC Fund. Prior to RVP, he launched Globe Telecom’s Silicon Valley VC operations, where he sourced Amobee, which led to Singtel’s $321 million Amobee acquisition. He was also a senior advisor to Sumitomo’s Silicon Valley VC fund, and architected Vodafone’s China VC Strategy while developing CDP Capital’s Greater China VC/PE strategy.
Greg has unique domain knowledge, Global Fortune 500 C-level customer relationships and startup operating experience across automotive, customer experience, enterprise, big data, commerce, social, local, mobile, geo and security. Greg has lived and worked for nearly two decades in Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Canada and is a native New Yorker. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine.
Greg’s entry to the Averon Advisory Board expands its impressive roster, including (in alphabetical order):
- Ruvan Cohen, former managing director of Citibank’s global credit card business
- James Kondo, former Vice President of Twitter and Chairman of Twitter Japan
- Professor John M. Smith, a top cryptography and cybersecurity expert, and the Olga & Alberico Pompa Professor of Engineering, Applied Science & CIS at UPenn
- Emily Ward, former VP & Worldwide Chief Technology Counsel for eBay and PayPal, and co-founder of ChIPs, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in law and technology
Averon’s mission is to help the entire digital world Be Authentic. Averon is the developer of the world’s first fully automatic and ultra-secure mobile identity verification standard, which works seamlessly whether users are on WiFi or LTE. Protected by 25 patents, Averon’s conversion-increasing innovations authenticate users by leveraging real-time mobile network signaling and hardware already contained in every smartphone. Averon is trusted by the world’s leading rideshare and transportation services, digital currencies, cryptocurrency wallets, and global telecommunications companies to provide the most elegant user experience with the highest caliber security. Averon requires no installations, zero effort by users and doesn’trely on personally identifiable information, making it the most private security solution across the digital realm, from banking and ecommerce to fraud prevention in ticketing and bot commerce. Averon can also authenticate IoT devices, including connected locks on homes and vehicles. Live on all US wireless service providers, Averon makes it easy to Be Authentic and stay effortlessly protected while connected. For more information, visit www.averon.com.