Global Accelerator Group Taps Longtime Dallas Entrepreneur, Investor as Chairman

India-based Turbostart and TS Global is enhancing its leadership with the appointment of futurist, entrepreneur, and businessman George Brody as chairman of the board. The move is complemented by a strategic investment from Brody, a leader known for his transformative impact on the tech industry.

Longtime Dallas entrepreneur George Brody has joined Turbostart as an investor and chairman of the board of TS Global, the company announced.

Turbostart, a global, sector-agnostic accelerator started by a group of industry professionals, is designed to support startups across various sectors. Located in Bangalore, often dubbed the Silicon Valley of India, the platform is based in an ecosystem known for its startups, tech companies, and research institutions.

Turbostart said Brody brings extensive experience and a visionary mindset to its team after a 43-year career that includes 26 years in the corporate world and a 17-year entrepreneurial path.

Brody, currently the CEO of InfoNet of Things and holding various key leadership positions such as chair of TiE Dallas Angels and president of the IISc Foundation, is embracing his additional role. The new chairman of the board, Brody anticipates what “promises to be an exciting journey ahead.”

As founder and CEO of Infonet of Things, Brody’s leadership was key in guiding GlobeRanger—a Fujitsu company—through its global growth phase and subsequent acquisition by Fujitsu in 2014. As a futurist, he’s a tech expert offering thought leadership on trends. 

“Someone of your stature and experience choosing to be a part of us further validates that we are on the right track,” Turbostart Founder and CEO Ganesh Raju said in a LinkedIn post.

Brody’s work in the wireless world shaped his vision for the “enterprise edge,” laying the foundation for GlobeRanger’s market-leading iMotion platform, Turbostart said.

His background includes serving as vice president and general manager of Nortel Networks’ Wireless Network Solutions division, where he managed entrepreneurial start-ups and led global wireless product development programs.

In addition to Brody’s role at Turbostart and the aforementioned TiE Dallas, he is also involved in various board and advisory positions, including, the IISc Foundation, Neuro Rehab VR, the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas, and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, among others.

Turbostart said Brody’s professional interests lie in entrepreneurship and the creation of ventures at the intersection of wireless technology with medical and enterprise applications, including IoT, augmented reality, and virtual reality.

In his welcome to Brody, Turbostart CEO Raju said that the new board chair’s passion for the industry “seems to have only grown multifold” over the course of his career.

“I am excited to see where this journey takes all of us,” he said.

Quincy Preston contributed to this report. 

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