Scott Borgerson, 43, is the CEO of CargoMetrics, a data-analytics company for maritime trade and shipping. He cofounded the Boston-based company in 2010, and it was most recently valued at $100 million in 2016.
Borgerson's company has raised nearly $23 million from investors, which include former Google CEO and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt led a $10 million funding round for CargoMetrics in August 2017, according to PitchBook.
Borgerson owns an oceanfront property, reportedly worth $3 million, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a small town north of Boston with a population of just over 5,000 people.
The Daily Mail reported Wednesday that Borgerson has been dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam who has stayed out of the public eye since 2016. Maxwell was a key part of Epstein's inner circle, and reportedly recruited underage girls for Epstein and participated in their abuse.
The Daily Mail reported Maxwell had become a "homebody" who was "hiding out" at Borgerson's home, and that the pair have been dating for around five years. However, Borgerson denied the report Wednesday to Business Insider, and said Maxwell is a "former friend." Borgerson said he has been traveling for work for the week, during which no one has been staying at his home.
The Daily Mail also captured photos that it claims show Borgerson walking Maxwell's dog in Boston. However, Borgerson told Business Insider that the dog in the photographs is actually his, and his name is Secretary Hamilton — named after founding father Alexander Hamilton, who founded the Coast Guard.
Another Daily Mail article, published Thursday, alleged details about Borgerson's previous marriage, which reportedly ended in 2014 and through which the tech CEO has two children. Borgerson has not responded to Business Insider's request for comment since Wednesday.
However, Borgerson isn't the only tech mogul with ties to Jeffrey Epstein and his circle. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Marvin Minsky, MIT's "father of artificial intelligence" have all been connected to Epstein.