Graypoint Ventures was founded by Nic Gray on the non-startup methodology of being in business for yourself, but never by yourself, through leveraging the proven track record of franchise ownership.
Nic's experience spans from the United States Army, opening and running regional developments for notable brands such as Red Robin and Jamba Juice, Managing Partner of an Italian restaurant chain, and founding a software intelligence company.
Prior to Graypoint Ventures, Nic was the Chief Executive Officer at HyprLoco, a software intelligence company providing real-time location intelligence through API and SDK integrations into native mobile ordering applications. During his time there, he provided the vision, guided product development, raised millions of dollars in venture capital, and formed strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.
His accomplishments at HyprLoco were recognized by Inc. Magazine, Stars & Stripes, Fast Casual, and in 2016 was named one of Colorado’s Top 25 Young Professionals by ColoradoBiz.
In 2004, Nic left the business world to serve in the United States Army‘s 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions and was honorably discharged in 2007 as a Non-Commissioned Officer. During his time serving the nation, he held a Secret Security Clearance, completed one tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007 and one hardship tour in the Korean Peninsula from 2004-2005.
Outside of the business world, Nic is involved with Veteran outreach programs focusing on suicide prevention, opioid addiction, prevention, and rehabilitation, in addition to working on homeless issues within the Veteran community in partnership with the YMCA and the State of Colorado.