Andy Rankin, the founder of Exit13 Ventures, is an active angel investor and the Head of Partnerships for Sapho. Previously he was a co-founder of Exit13 Strategics and part of the early team at Hark. His angel investments include Wish, Vurb (Snapchat), Conductant (Docker), Opendoor, Gigster, Sapho, Addepar, GraphEffect/Shift.com (Brand Networks), Index (Index.com), ProsperWorks, RetentionScience, WorkFit, Pathmatics, Farmstead, SocialWeekend (Adknowledge), me.me, Shipamax, Hark, and a few others. Exit13 Strategics was an eCommerce consultancy advising retailers and clients included Fortune 500 retailers such as Dillards. Hark was a Redpoint Ventures backed digital media business.
Early in his career, Andy was an Analyst at Redpoint Ventures where he built their “early-warning system”. He sourced and reviewed deals in the consumer Internet, eCommerce, enterprise software, online marketing, digital media, mobile, and gaming sectors and had involvement in Redpoint investments in Scribd, Xmarks, and SimpleGeo.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied History and Psychology, and the Tuck Business Bridge Program. He was a 4-Year Varsity Letterman on the Football Team.
Originally from Newport Beach, CA, Andy currently lives in San Francisco. Outside of working with talented entrepreneurs, Andy loves movies, the ocean, fly fishing, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, Lakers Basketball, and USC Football.