Andy Sack is a serial online entrepreneur and has over 15 years experience running and investing in high-tech businesses.
Andy is Managing General Partner at Founder's Co-op, a peer-to-peer seed stage investment fund located in Seattle. Prior to that, Andy was co-founder and CEO of Judy's Book, a local search social networking site that raised 10.5 Million in venture financing from Mobius Ventures and Ignition Partners. Prior to founding Judy's Book in 2004, Andy co-founded three successful Internet technology companies:
i) Kefta, which was acquired in 2007 by Axciom, was a leading provider of real time customer interaction solutions sold to big consumer companies like Overstock, Bank of America, and IBM.
ii) Abuzz, which was acquired by NYT Digital in 1999. The software company was based in Cambridge, MA, and it products enabled enterprises to manage the expertise of their people. During his tenure as CEO, Abuzz Technologies was named number one in the Internet software category by Red Herring magazine and the top company to work for by Boston magazine
iii) Firefly Network, an Internet company that pioneered internet personalization technologies, and which was later acquired by Microsoft Corporation.
Andy spent time as an entrepreneur in residence (EIR) for SOFTBANK Venture Capital (now Mobius VC). As an EIR, Andy founded and served on the board of three companies: BodyShop Digital, Quova, and Kefta,
Andy currently serves on the board of and advises a number of companies, including TheStorebook, Cooler Planet, Zango, and Orange line media. Andy was also a founder and board member of Students for Responsible Business, and is a regular lecturer at the University of Washington Business School.
Andy received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1990. He received his MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Andy lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two children.
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