About

Hey there, I’m Andy – an American living in London since 2009.

Once in a while I’ll have a thought about tech stuff, startups, or rum. When I do I’ll write it here.


My short version bio for when speaking:

Andy is a startup operator turned early stage investor. He is currently a Partner and the Global Head of Startupbootcamp. where over 5 years he grew the organization to 21 international offices and 500 portfolio companies. Andy previously managed a large family office, where as CEO he led the exit of portfolio company ExpenseMagic. Prior to this, Andy was a Fellow at the early stage VC Seedcamp, and the head of sales, product, and marketing at a number of startups. He has a BA in Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and MBA from Imperial College London.


My long version bio for when speaking:

Andy is a startup operator turned early stage investor. He is currently a Partner and the Global Head of Startupbootcamp. Since joining in 2012, Andy led Startupbootcamp to become one of the world’s most active early stage investors with over 500 portfolio companies. During this time he grew the organization from 3 to 21 offices across 15 countries, advising hundreds of startups and corporate partners.

Andy has held multiple startup operating and technology commercialization roles, in addition to working with both angel and tech transfer groups. He previously managed a large family office, where as CEO he led the exit of portfolio company ExpenseMagic. Prior to this, Andy was a Fellow at the early stage VC Seedcamp, and the head of sales, product, and marketing at a number of startups.

Andy received his BA in Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and MBA from Imperial College London, where he continues to lecture on topics such as entrepreneurship, finance, and innovation.


Some speaking photos:

Andy Shannon Profile

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I also made a gallery for a few of my favorite photos I’ve taken – check them out here