Episode 8: Andy Weissman

November 19, 2020
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When you mix venture capital with a love of music, you get this week’s guest, Andy Weissman – managing partner at Union Square Ventures.

After graduating from Wesleyan University, Andy received his JD from Georgetown before making his way to startups and venture capital.

He describes himself as someone who stumbles through life looking for peace, happiness, and comfort, and I know him as someone who is unlike any other venture capitalist I’ve ever met.

In this episode, we talk about how luck and serendipity collide and how he makes his investment decisions at USV- especially when a company’s mission and purpose speak to him.

Favorite Moments

  • (5:35) – His grandfather the inventor
  • (20:05) – Luck with investment decisions
  • (28:00) – Thesis-driven investments
  • (36:02) – Pattern matching
  • Robinhood
  • (48:04) – Writing Music

About Andy Weissman

Andy Weissman is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures. Andy began his career in the Internet in the mid-90s. Prior to joining USV, in 2007 he co-founded betaworks, which both created and invested in social, real-time applications and services. Andy was born in New York City and has a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from Georgetown.

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