Andrew C Romans
San Francisco, CA
As General Partner – San Francisco, Andrew oversees all aspects of Rubicon’s business.
Based in Silicon Valley with 21 years experience as a VC, founder and CEO of VC-backed tech ventures, an investment banker advising startups and VCs on fundraising and M&A and angel investor. Author Masters of Corporate Venture Capital (Amazon.com) Chinese, Japanese & Russian translations coming soon. and The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital, Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game (McGraw Hill, Machinery Industry Press [Chinese] & Alpina [Russian]). 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 including Lucent Technologies, 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. Managing Director of EMEA at VC-backed Sentito Networks (acquired by Verso Technologies). 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. Began career in 1993 working in the UNIX computing industry in New York, Silicon Valley and Austin.
Andrew is a frequent venture capital guest speaker on TV shows including CNBC, MSNBC and ABC. He lived in Europe for a total of 15 years, was born in Japan and is fluent in English, German and French and conversant in Slovak. Completed high school at Ecole Active Bilingue (EAB) in Paris, BA from the University of Vermont and MBA in finance from Georgetown University completed on scholarship where he met Joshua Siegel. In his spare time Andrew coaches lacrosse at Firehawks.
You can subscribe to Andrew’s blog here. Andrew resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and two sons and leads the Rubicon office in San Francisco.