|Born||1960 (age 60–61)|
|Occupation||Venture capitalist, former video game designer|
|Known for||Founding Spectrum Holobyte, In-Q-Tel|
Gilman Louie (born 1960) is a technology venture capitalist who got his start as a video game designer and then ran the CIA venture capital fund In-Q-Tel. He graduated in 1983 from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 1997, he attended the then thirteen-week Advanced Management Program (AMP) and International Senior Management Program (ISMP) at Harvard Business School.
Louie is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital fund focused on helping entrepreneurs start companies. Known investments of Alsop Louie Partners include Niantic, Inc., Wickr, Cleversafe, Ribbit, Zephyr Technologies, Gridspeak, Netwitness, and LookingGlass Cyber Solutions.
He was the first CEO of In-Q-Tel, a non-profit company created to help enhance national security by connecting the United States Intelligence Community with venture-backed entrepreneurial companies and making venture capital style investments in new technologies.
Previously Louie built a career in the video game industry, with accomplishments that include the design and development of the F-16 Fighting Falcon flight simulator as well as being the person who licensed Tetris, one of the world's most popular video games, from its developers in the Soviet Union. During that career, Louie founded and ran a company called Nexa Corporation that merged with Spectrum HoloByte which later acquired MicroProse. The company was acquired by Hasbro Interactive, where he served as chief creative officer and general manager of the Games.com group before founding In-Q-Tel. He currently serves on the board of directors of Niantic, Inc., creators of Pokémon Go.
Designed, programmed and/or produced:
Louie has served on a number of boards of directors, including Wizards of the Coast, Total Entertainment Network, Direct Language, FASA Interactive, Netwitness, Motive Medical, Wickr, Gridspeak, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), Zephyr Technologies, the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, GreatSchools and the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. He serves on the board of the Markle Foundation and is on the boards of Greatschools.org and Digital Promise. Louie is chairman of the Federation of American Scientists as well as the Mandarin Institute. In September 2015, he was elected Chairman of the Board for a US-based 3D Geospatial Mapping company called Vricon.
In 2018, Louie was appointed to the United States National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence.
Gilman served as Vice Chairman of the standing committee on Technology, Insight-Gauge, Evaluate and Review for the United States National Academies.
He served as a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as a Commissioner of the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community.
He was a Fellow of The Next Generation Project, The American Assembly and Columbia University.