David Gehring is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor. He sold his last company to Google in 2017 and is now the CEO of Distributed Media Lab, a technology startup developing the first frictionless open web content distribution platform.
Gehring is also the founder of Project Meridio a non-profit open source technology platform designed to economically empower quality original news publishers by reforming how user data is leveraged in the digital economy. Project Meridio is fiscally sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation with funding from Craig Newmark Philanthropies and in association with the World Economic Forum.
With a personal mission to establish a viable economic framework for quality original journalism in the digital economy, Gehring has spent the last several years of his career at the intersection of technology, media, journalism and economics. His experience spans executive roles at YouTube, Google and Guardian News and Media. He has also served as a strategic advisor to various news media industry coalitions in the U.S. and Europe.