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published 6 Mar 2015 1 minute 29 seconds to read

Andy Ellwood

Andy Ellwood is an US startup supporter, consultant, partner at End Game Enterprise and cofounder of the entrepreneurial education community Exosphere. Get to know the investor who enjoys building things together.

About me. 

I earned my first money with...
a landscaping and lawn mowing business I started when I was 10.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be...
A chef

I get annoyed when...
People go back on their word

You might not believe it, but we...
each get 86,400 seconds each day, just like Elon Musk.

My favorite movie is...
Fight Club

About passion and profession.

The investment plan for the next years is to find companies even earlier than I normally do.

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
Consumer Facing Mobile Technology and Resource Arbitrage.

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
The greatest joys in life come from meeting Good People and building things together.

The investment plan for the next years is...
Find companies even earlier than I normally do and bring more value than anyone else involved.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by...
Been there, done that, let's help save you the heartache.

Besides money I offer...
Money is the least valuable thing that I bring to the table with the startups I work with.

About working with startups.

In a startup I am looking for...
people first, then team dynamics, then conviction around problem being solved, then market timing for solution, then your solution's viability.

Characteristics a founder team should have are...
an unhealthy obsession with problem solving, a resilience in the face of hardships, and a commitment to transparency and honesty with their team no matter what

I was most impressed by...
people who are early or on time to meetings and people who tell you what they are going to do and then do it.

You get most out of relationship with me when...
when you keep your fluff small and your execution sharp.

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