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Twitter@garyc
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SFSU, BA 1981
Communications

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Gary Clayton

Mobile/Strategy/Innovation/Design. Apply as needed.

Specialties: Design, Mobile Software, Speech, Brand

As Chief Creative Officer for Nuance Communications, Gary Clayton holds a unique role that sits at the intersection of strategy, innovation and design. Spanning the mobile, healthcare, consumer and enterprise markets, Gary drives an innovative team of engineers and creative designers that interpret technology trends through a design lens and attempt to create next-generation user experiences. While at Nuance Gary’s been instrumental in creating Nina, Wintermute, DragonTV, Dragon Reader, Dragon Go and Dragon Dictation which was inducted into Apple’s App Hall of Fame.

Prior to joining Nuance, Gary was the Vice President of Speech Strategy for Yahoo!, where he led the Company’s efforts in creating next-generation speech applications including the first speech-enabled, unconstricted web search. Before Yahoo!, he was the Chief Creative Officer for Tellme Networks, a division of Microsoft where he oversaw many applications including Tellme Search. Prior to Tellme, Gary was the founder and president of Clayton Multimedia.

Gary holds twelve US patents and applications, is a Grammy Award nominee, and his innovations have been acclaimed by a number of associations and journals, including the Wall Street Journal Innovation Awards.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Snapguide 6/2011Seed$2M6
Jelli 1/2010Seed$2M13

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  1. Stealthy Startup SnapGuide Closes $2+ Million Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Jelli Nabs $2M Seed To Crowdsource Radio Stations (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
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