Andrew Romans is General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capital in San Francisco & New York City. Author of The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital (McGraw Hill: English, Chinese & Russian) and Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (May 2016). Romans also advises corporates on corporate venturing / CVC programs. Founder and President of The Global TeleExchange (The GTX), where he raised $50m from VCs and corporates, built and managed a team of 90. Andrew was also a Managing Partner at Georgetown Venture Partners (GVP), a venture capital focused boutique investment bank in London active in Europe, the US and Israel and Georgetown Angels, a global angel investment group he cofounded with Joshua Siegel. General Partner of The Founders Club, focused on secondaries & equity exchange VC funds where Romans recruited 42 VCs from the US, Europe and Israel to the advisory board of The Founders Club. Managing Director of EMEA at VC-backed Sentito Networks (acquired by Verso Technologies). He managed enterprise software sales at VC-backed Motive Communications (NASDAQ IPO) opening new markets in France, Benelux, Scandinavia and Ireland. Opened new markets and acted as country manager for fiber optic cable manufacturing and turn-key project construction company Dura-Line in the UK, Austria, Czech & Slovak Republics, Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Andrew is a frequent venture capital guest speaker on TV shows including MSNBC and CNBC. He lived in Europe for a total of 15 years and is fluent in English, German and French and conversant in Slovak.
Multi-lingual, lived outside of the US for 15 years. Began career in 1993 working in the UNIX computing industry in New York, Silicon Valley and Austin. BA from the University of Vermont and MBA in finance from Georgetown University completed on scholarship.