Family and education
Luiz Gustavo Mori was born in Lima, Peru. His family moved to United States and then when Mori was about age 3 to a suburb of Austin, Texas, in the United States where his father became a research scientist and his mother a secretary for a big US corporation. Company founder of a tech company leader in the market was impressed with Mori, whom he thought of almost as his son. He helped Mori develop his interests in technology and social movements, and at age 13 gave him work with scientists, saying, "He was not a child in the conventional sense."