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Andy Smith's Bio:

Andy Smith is a Principal of Vonavona Ventures where he advises and bootstraps technical and social ventures with guidance in marketing, customer strategy and operations. Over the past 20 years, he has served as an executive in the high tech industry leading teams at Dolby Labs, BIGWORDS, LiquidWit, Intel, Analysis Group, Polaroid, Integral Inc. and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. An author and speaker, he has a talent for making the complex seem simple and applying technology to address real problems. A guest lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and a Venture Mentor in Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad classes at Berkeley and Columbia business schools, Andy speaks on finding product-market fit, social technology, engineering virality, and brand building. Some of the events Andy has spoken at include those presented by South By Southwest, PR News, World 50, Marketing Week, Intel, TechCore and Interbrand. He is on the boards of The Glue Network, CafeGive Social, Placebo, LLC, Mancrates, 140 Proof, LIF Brands, One Family One Meal, and mentors entrepreneurs in many other organizations. Andy earned his MBA at UCLA's Anderson School and holds an Economics degree from Pomona College. A relocated Princetonian, Andy studied and worked in Cape Town, Athens, and London before settling in the Bay Area and considers Scottish his second language. Andy and his wife (and Dragonfly Effect coauthor), Jennifer live in Lafayette, CA with their two little dudes and a princess.

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marketing, startups, branding, consumer electronics, technology, consumer behavior, venture capital, angel investing, growth hacking

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