2023 Inductee

Marc Gorlin

Marc Gorlin

As the founder and CEO of Roadie, a groundbreaking crowdsourced delivery platform launched in 2014, Gorlin has revolutionized the delivery industry. Notably, Roadie became a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPS in 2021, further solidifying its position in the industry. Prior to his venture with Roadie, Marc co-founded Kabbage Inc., a company specializing in providing working capital to small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s success led to its acquisition by American Express in 2020.

“Georgia is a key piece of the magic that created Roadie, Kabbage and the other companies I’ve helped found. Georgia is the pot in which the rest of the ingredients simmer,” said Gorlin. “There’s nowhere like this state, this tech community, when it comes to making something out of nothing and getting it to grow. Our community nurtures its own.”

Additionally, Gorlin played a pivotal role as co-founder and chairman of VerticalOne Corporation, a content personalization service that was acquired by S1 Corporation for an impressive $166 million. In 1996, he was a co-founder and original board member of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). Marc’s leadership was instrumental in launching PGP and overseeing its financing, growth, and eventual sale to Network Associates in 1997. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and continues to pay it forward to his community.

“We’re thrilled to honor Marc Gorlin, as he has established himself as a highly successful entrepreneur in Atlanta during this transformational time by driving our technology industry forward,” said TAG’s President & CEO, Larry K. Williams. “His impact on our ecosystem is profound, as evident by his track-record of launching multiple startups with successful acquisitions. Marc is more than deserving to be in the Technology Hall of Fame.”

Marc Gorlin - Georgia Technology Hall of Fame Induction Video

About the Technology Hall of Fame Georgia

Each year an inductee is chosen by the current Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia members from a slate of nominees, in recognition of his or her contributions to the industry and impact on the state. Potential nominees are selected based on an individual’s impact on the technology industry in the state of Georgia, such as establishing and growing successful technology companies and organizations, job creation and economic impact, developing breakthrough technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship, etc. PwC has been a sponsor of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia since its inception in 1993.

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