George Godula is an Internet entrepreneur and angel investor with a focus on e-commerce. He currently acts as CEO of award-winning Shanghai-based digital marketing agency, ad tech company & TP ("TMall Partner") Web2Asia – a company he started in 2006.
George is active mentor & angel investor at CHINACCELERATOR and AngelVest. His personal investments focus on fitness, health, entertainment and e-commerce. Portfolio companies include PressPlay, which was co-invested by Sing Tao Media / Spectrum Capital, Jimdo which has raised over 30mil EUR up to date through series A and B, GuavaPass which raised series A from Vickers Ventures, Misterb&b which raised series A from Project A and Ventech as well as GRANA which raised series A in 2016 from Alibaba Group. George was a prior shareholder in Delivery Hero Austria and China - a group of companies valued at over 3bil USD. Mr. Godula is also advising various corporate clients, investment funds and analyst firms on China investment and M&A.
George frequently publishes and speaks on China Internet, E-Commerce and Digital Performance Marketing and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Reuters, eMarketer, Techcrunch, Mashable, Pando Daily, The Next Web and Venture Beat.
In 2017 George joined the Future of Life Institute as donor and voluntary China Coordinator. The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is a volunteer-run research and outreach organization that works to mitigate existential risks facing humanity.
Prior to moving to China, George was Business Development Manager at OMICRON in Austria. He holds a Master in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. George is Austrian, but has spent most of his professional life as expat and speaks German, English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Swedish and Spanish.