Hey, I’m Brandon Andrews, and I look forward to engaging with you during this week’s AMA.
I’m an entrepreneur and investor with professional experience that spans government, tech, entertainment, and philanthropy. At Values Partnerships, I develop engaging marketing and impact campaigns for film and TV projects from studios like Paramount, MGM, NBCUniversal, and A+E Networks. This includes leading a nationwide casting tour for ABC’s Shark Tank focused on finding diverse ideas and voices for the show.
I enjoy meeting thousands of entrepreneurs every year at Shark Tank casting calls that I host around the country, and at pitch competitions and other global events, often in collaboration with the State Department.
I co-founded Gauge, a mobile market research platform connecting brands with consumers to make better decisions and avoid mistakes. We help brands from startups to the Fortune 100 understand consumer behavior and take insight-driven action.
Before I became an entrepreneur, I spent 5 years as a staffer in the U.S. Senate. My portfolio included defense, foreign affairs, and economic policy. I stay connected to policymakers and recently joined several Republic issuers in offering comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Capital Formation and Accredited Investor Proposals, both of which directly impact crowdinvesting.
I’m a former D-1 triple jumper who still enjoys a good workout, and I use crowdinvesting along with more traditional ways to support and work with startups.
Of course you can pitch me for Shark Tank! I also welcome questions about consumer behavior and market research as a startup, marketing campaigns, understanding the regulatory environment (no legal advice), pitching your business, or how to triple jump. *hint it’s NOT three long jumps*
Let’s get started!
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