Andrew is a Founding Partner of GrowthX. He has been in the technology sector since 1998, based in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Palo Alto. Andrew began his career in technology as a lawyer for the early Internet pioneers in Search (Alta Vista and Yahoo), AdTech (DoubleClick), SaaS (Salesforce) and others while practicing law. He left private practice at Skadden Arps to join DoubleClick leading up to the Google acquisition and then co-founded a financial news business at Thomson Financial leading to the Reuters acquisition. He then served as Publisher of Reuters News and then Co-Founder and Managing Director of the company’s legal media business in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
In Silicon Valley, Andrew was early at Guidespark, an employee communication SaaS startup, and BrightTalk, a content marketing SaaS startup. He then co-founded GoodMoney to democratize high-performance, values-based investing. During that “wonderful learning opportunity,” Andrew met his current partners and co-founded GrowthX.
Andrew is a Kauffman Fellow, Regional Board Member of Venture for America, and a Mentor at Endeavor, Alchemist Accelerator and Galvanize. Andrew teaches Venture Capital at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Andrew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and his law degree from Georgetown University.
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Thank you @agoldner from @growthxvc for dropping true gems for @gener8tor and @BronzeValley_ accelerator companies today! My major take always about VC (and life tbh): have an abundance mindset and don’t be an asshole.
— Haley (@medvedkendrick) November 10, 2020
"Be less wrong tomorrow, than you are today."
"Be a learn-it-all, not a know-it-all."
Thank you to @agoldner, @growthxvc, & @medvedkendrick for a fun talk today as a part of the @gBETAstartups program! #startupecosystem #mentorship
— CaseCTRL (@CaseCTRL_) November 10, 2020
"Invite VC's to join you on your journey. Look for true partners and capture their imaginations."
— Daniel Cruz (@DanielJCruz) November 10, 2020
Excited for next week and spending time with @Agoldner as part of @propelict program. His earlier session flipped the light on for me about an IIP (Ideal Investor Profile.) Can't wait to glean more about how to approach investors in these times.
— Invisible Agents (@InvisAgents) May 1, 2020
@agoldner is one of the VCs that truly want to have an impact on founders of color and women. Thank you for your tie and wisdom. Best advice today: have a mindset of abundance and not scarcity. Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo. #Facts @growthxvc
— Briana DeCuir (@Briana_Decuir) September 25, 2019
The decision to raise venture capital should not be taken lightly. Thankfully, @agoldner, cofounder of @growthxvc, is here for our founders at #BlackFoundersExchange to help navigate the dos and don’ts of acquiring outside capital. pic.twitter.com/rbx2Pzenpy
— American Underground (@AmerUnderground) September 25, 2019
We’re kicking off Day 2 of #BVF2019 with a Forum favourite panel session – Engaging the Corporate Strategics! Looking forward to hearing from this lineup of outstanding panelists! @mitsucars @Shell @TELUS @growthxvc pic.twitter.com/Ji8MLDevkg
— BVF 2019 (@CapRoad_BVF_CFF) October 4, 2019
Learning a lot from Sean Sheppard and Andrew Goldner from @growthxvc this morning at @spark_centre. Great insights on acceleration based on sales, product-market fit, solving real problems, sustainable transactional models, less “innovation theatre”, gov’t funding dependencies… pic.twitter.com/d4MxBAyQy9
— N100 (@N100startups) October 7, 2019
@agoldner from @growthxvc gave an UNBELIEVABLE session on raising money from VCs and has an AWESOME human centric view of the world ???????????????? It was super cool to see how much they actually care about founders!
— RoomService???? (@RoomServiceHfx) May 29, 2019
— Brenden Hudson (@TheBHudson) May 2, 2019
— Olio (@oliohealth) May 2, 2019
Good discussion about finding the right kind of growth as a seed stage startup. Andrew knows his stuff and I love what @growthxvc is doing with their value-add investment strategy https://t.co/XIr93qE3gx
— Matt Hunckler (@Hunckler) December 12, 2018
.@agoldner of @growthxvc is dropping wisdom left and right on the dynamics of startups + corporations and founders + funders working together. Check out the Tennessee Tech Census reveal video on our Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/tgoz6BFeML
— Powderkeg (@PowderkegCo) November 9, 2018
Interesting read about how to transform corporate innovation into profitable GTM initiatives: https://t.co/8fP4gj7UFU @Reltio can enable this. Thanks @agoldner #digitaltransformation #moderndatamanagement pic.twitter.com/ZGIugco0Sb
— Kate Tickner (@katetickner) November 7, 2018
— Parm S Gill (@parmsgill) September 26, 2018
????New Podcast Episode???? We speak w/ @agoldner, Co-Founder of @growthxvc about the importance of #entrepreneurs being active in their communities, why core values matter, & how he is helping companies commercialize #innovation. Listen now on iTunes >> https://t.co/NrI6chV7Z2
— Antoine Woods Jr (@AntoineWoodsJr) October 11, 2018
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”In Ohio, if you’re mother started a company and got it to like $5M of ARR, she would be a respected member of the community. In SV, she’d be a failure.”
— upside.fm (@upsidefm) September 12, 2018
— Jake Hare (@thejakehare) March 24, 2017
— julian_flores (@julian_flores) April 14, 2016
— FINAIUS (@finaius) July 26, 2017
— Truck Driver Power (@TruckDriverPowr) July 12, 2017
— Eric V. Holtzclaw (@eholtzclaw) July 28, 2017
— Start Co. (@Start_Co) July 11, 2017
— ToddConnor (@ToddConnor) May 24, 2017
— Startup Southerner (@StartupSouthern) May 24, 2017
“Corporate venture capital should knock on every door in the C-Suite” @agoldner dives into how #CVC “can drive corporate innovation and strategically benefit numerous business functions” https://t.co/C9aGNA1FzT
— Touchdown Ventures (@touchdown_vc) August 21, 2018
Products and markets are unique, but the path to product-market fit is formulaic. @AGoldner and @seanasheppard from @growthxvc will share the foolproof formula for generating predictable, profitable and scalable revenue in this hot workshop at #3686Fest. https://t.co/cW0VGCTv9d
— 36 I 86 (@3686Fest) August 13, 2018
— Kauffman Fellows (@KauffmanFellows) June 27, 2018
— Khrys Hatch (@KhrysHatch) May 30, 2018
Loved this VC 101 event @fiskuniversity planned and supported by my @HBCUvc teammates. Special thanks to @agoldner for coming out and dropping gems for us ????????????????????????#HBCUvc pic.twitter.com/RmQroKmPYG
— Jasmin G. Johnson (@jassie_invests) November 14, 2017
Back by popular demand! We had an awesome conversation today with @agoldner and @seanasheppard of @growthxvc. Can’t wait to share with our listeners in an upcoming https://t.co/B9QjxYLnIQ #podcast. #Startups #Entrepreneurship pic.twitter.com/Zl7QGCjOYB
— THESTARTUP.com (@thestartupus) January 18, 2018
— Melinda Briana Epler (@mbrianaepler) August 29, 2017