Louis Gray Grows Some Balls and Starts His Own Startup

Duncan Riley - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:16 p.m. ET

Louis Gray, one of the smartest guys in Silicon Valley is leaving the corporate teet and is launching his own startup. (Note, the headline is tongue in cheek.)

Louis has joined with a group of unnamed others to form Paladin Advisors Group, “a strategic advisory firm for startups and enterprise companies who are looking for guidance in their marketing, public relations, sales processes, customer influence, Web and social media.”

Louis has taken the role of Managing Director of New Media, a role for which he is eminently qualified.

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Louis refers to Paladin as a stealth startup, which is probably fair given their home page is currently offering an ad for “seeking Filipino Women?” He will be extending what he has already done on the side in helping and advising new startups on the finer points of not failing.

Louis and I didn’t get off to the best of starts when he broke into the Silicon Valley scene a couple of years back, but I’ve since come to appreciate him as being one of the most switched on, clever guys working in the space. If I had to say I’m disappointed, it’s only because I would have loved to have seen him doing a full blown tech startup, but none the less this position ideally suits his skills, and I have no doubt that it will do exceptionally well.

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