George Bousis

George Bousis

Entrepreneur and Investor.


George Bousis Introduction

George D. Bousis is Co-Founder of Protagonist, Angel Investor at 1/1 Capital. He began his career at the age of 14 as a professional gamer for a variety of internationally recognized esports organizations. Following his retirement from competitive esports, he began working at his family-owned business, Cermak Fresh Market which today is one of the leading independent grocers in the Midwest. After a successful tenure in various leadership roles, George went on to chase his entrepreneurial dreams and soon after founded Raise, a leading retail payments and gift card company, that today is the largest exchange and mobile prepaid wallet in the world. Since 2013, Raise has been globally recognized as one of the fastest growing and transformative e-commerce companies. Under George’s leadership, Raise has generated nearly $4 billion in transactions and saved its millions of customers over $175 million to date. In addition, George has attracted more than $147 million in funding from leading global investors including Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and PayPal. Most recently, George returned to his roots and love for professional gaming by founding Oath Gaming, a professional esports organization and Offline, a national gaming and entertainment brand of esports lounges and arenas focused on connecting gamers of all ages, talents and titles in one, player-friendly experience. George is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Leadership 100, a Major Contributor to, a recipient of Chicago Business 20 in their 20’s, a three-time recipient of the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs List, and an esteemed honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

George Bousis Work Experience