Portadown, Northern Ireland
New York, NY
"For as long as I can remember I've always wanted to build companies - partially to beat the big guys, but mostly to push the boundaries of what we're told is possible. There is no greater privilege in my view than working with, and learning from, founders every day."
Andrew grew up in Northern Ireland on either side of the Good Friday Agreement in a family that lived in the thick of it, but cherished travel and embraced diversity of opinion. He first visited the U.S. to attend a summer camp in Vermont, and later moved full-time to attend Harvard University, where he studied behavioral economics. He co-founded an ed-tech platform with a classmate after seeing a gap in the market and ran the company for two and a half years before joining Activant in its first fund. As an early team member, Andrew has been part of scaling Activant alongside its portfolio companies and has developed the firm's fintech focus.
B.A. Economics, Secondary Psychology
Full-contact experience in building a startup from the ground up and a deep appreciation for the challenges and pressures of running a company.
As a co-founder Andrew wore many hats from product to growth.
About IvyMinded Inc.
Edtech startup focused on development of personalized critical thinking curriculums for students.