Managing Director, London Accelerator, Backstage Capital
Brunel University, BSc Hons. Business and Management (Accounting)
After leaving Ernst & Young’s graduate scheme, Andy has focused on venture capitalism for underrepresented groups. He has worked at Elixirr, WorldFirst and Entrepreneur First. He launched Mixtape Madness at university.
Mixtape Madness showcases the best of British urban music and Andy has seen it quickly grow to a 7-figure business with over 70,000 subscribers. He is now working towards ensuring that access to technology and venture capital is open to everyone to develop more representative leadership that reflects society.
Andy is a member of UK Black Tech which aims to ensure that tech products, services and companies reflect society. He has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the top 10 BAME tech leaders in the UK.
“Try and be self-directed. Be a continuous learner; there are lessons to learn everywhere, especially in failure. So don’t be too harsh on yourself when things don’t work out. Try and quickly realise and ask what did I learn from that experience, and how can I move more intelligently now that I know that.”