Evan Gappelberg, CEO & Founder of Nextech AR Solutions
Evan is an accomplished entrepreneur with an expertise in creating, funding and running start-ups, and he has extensive experience both as a hands-on operating executive and as a public markets professional.
Evan was the co-founder and CEO of EEG Products, where he funded, patented, imported and distributed the market’s first LED light-up toy. He secured license deals from Disney, Universal Studios, Clear Channel Communication and built a national sales channel, landing contracts with Walgreen’s, Macy’s, and live events including the NBA, NHL, and the MLB.
In 2013 he co-founded an app development company which went on to publish over 500 applications for both iOS and Android devices generating over 5 million downloads. Evan worked on Wall Street for 20+ years with experience dating back to the 1990’s as both a hedge fund manager and Senior Vice President of Finance where he underwrote Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) which has a current US market cap of over $15Billion from $30million. Recently, Evan founded and funded Nextech in January 2018 with a $8million pre-money valuation Nextech AR Solutions currently has a market cap of over $300million.