Andrew C Romans
San Francisco, CA
General Partner – San Francisco
Andrew Romans, based in Silicon Valley, is a General Partner at Rubicon and also the CEO and General Partner of his new Series A VC fund 7BC Venture Capital actively investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Financial Technologies (FinTech), Blockchain and ITC startups. Romans is a successful VC-backed entrepreneur, author of two top-selling books on venture capital and the industry standard on blockchain and programmatic digitization of work flows – Masters of Corporate Venture Capital, The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital and Masters of Blockchain which have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Russian by major publishers.
Romans also advises large corporations and governments on policies about Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital (CVC), tax incentives and specific technologies such as AI, FinTech, blockchain and digitization of the enterprise, government, healthcare and education.
Romans raised over $48m for tech startups he founded by the age of 28. He has continually raised VC funding as a founder, banker or VC ever since. Romans was the founder and General Partner of The Founders Club and also acted as the Managing Director of EMEA at VC-backed Sentito Networks where he raised over $58m in VC funding (acquired by Verso Technologies). Founder and President of The Global TeleExchange (The GTX), where he raised $50m from VCs and corporates including Lucent Technologies, built and managed a team of 90. 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.
He is also a frequent VC guest speaker on TV shows including MSNBC, CNBC and ABC, as well as various TV channels in China and Russia. He was born in Japan, lived in Europe for 15 years and is fluent in English, German, and French, can speak conversationally in Slovak and holds US and UK passports. He began his career in 1993 working in the UNIX computing industry at Pencom Systems in New York, Silicon Valley, and Austin. He holds a BA from the University of Vermont, studied in Paris and Berlin at École Active Bilingue (now École Jeannine Manuel), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin and an MBA in finance from Georgetown University, which he completed on scholarship.
You can subscribe to Andrew’s blog here. Andrew resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and twin sons and leads the Rubicon office in San Francisco.