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The Gary Fowler | Valon Xhafa Interview

The Gary Fowler | Valon Xhafa Interview

Join VC Taskforce event “Gary Fowler: Valon Xhafa interview”. Valon is Founder & CEO Behamics.

Date: February 2, 2022 Time: 11:00 - 11:30 Zoom


Valon Xhafa
 Founder & CEO Behamics
Valon is the Founder of Behamics. In the past, Valon worked at Google as an AI scientist and in other research centers developing advanced AI approaches and algorithms. At Behamics, Valon is constantly working on finding new ways in applying AI to take the online shopping experience at the next level.


Behamics is a novel solution in solving the biggest challenge in eCommerce, the cart abandonment. Around 70% of carts are abandoned leading to billions in revenue losses. The mainstream approach to reducing cart abandonment requires providing coupons to customers which leads to margin erosion.
Behamics approach to prevent cart abandonment, on the other hand, applies Artificial Intelligence to predict the reason the customer would abandon the cart before they do it and displays behavioral messages to help the customer avoid actions or decisions that could lead to leaving the store without purchasing.
Behamics is delivering great results in saving sales and increasing revenue up to 20%.


Gary Fowler
CEO, President, and Co-founder of GSD Venture Studios
Award-winning Senior level executive with 30+ years of success in global strategic innovation leadership, sales, marketing, operational, and investment management. CEO and Co-Founder of the award-winning growth stage AI venture studio, GSD Venture Studios. Co-Founder of the award-winning AI startup as well as the investment firm, DY Investments. Gary was involved in the management team of ClickSoftware that was recently sold for $1.35 billion dollars to SalesForce. Gary raised several rounds of funding to position as a leading AI employee engagement company. Gary is a recognized expert in entrepreneurship (including entrepreneurial education), lean startup methods, innovation management, and technology development. Consultant to numerous international companies and startups. Extensive experience with fundraising and a successful IPO (CKSW). Executive-level positions in top-tier companies: ClickSoftware, Mirantis, Siemens, HP, etc. Founder of Fowler International, Tecra,, Findo, GSD Venture Studios, GVA LaunchGurus (Co-Founder), Fowler Development, Broadiant, DY Investments, Zemplee (Co-Founder), and more.  Gary was recently named “One of the 10 Most Inspiring Global AI Executives in 2020”.
For too long self-motivated entrepreneurs have navigated the minefield of challenges to launching a global company with very little support. The last thing you should bet on in this situation is an unproven team that you don’t trust. GSD Venture Studios travels to every corner of the globe inviting resilient teams to establish partnerships that ensure organizations grow the right way, without games or gimmicks. Unlike traditional investors, we take senior operational (often co-founder) roles in these companies, capitalizing on our trusted reputation, experiences and network to drive explosive growth. More info at

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