Overview

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Primary Role
Founder & CEO @
Investments
9 Investments in 9 Companies
Born:
September 1, 1971
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
Website:
http://triggermedia.com/
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Person Details

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In addition to founding Trigger Media in 2011, Andy Russell is an initial member and a partner of Pilot Group, launched in 2003 by Bob Pittman. At Pilot Group, Andy's responsibilities are focused on digital media investing. Through Pilot Group and other investment vehicles, Andy has been involved with investments including DailyCandy, Thrillist, TastingTable, Ideal Bite, VitalJuice, PureWow, GeekChicDaily, Zynga, Betaworks, Silicon Alley Insider, TrialPay, GroupCommerce, SailThru, RapLeaf, Room77, Huddler, Spongecell, HomeRun, and AdRoll.

Prior to Pilot Group, Andy was the youngest Partner at East River Ventures, where he focused on the Digital Media investment practice from 1999 to 2003. At the age of 26, Andy co-founded the world-renowned restaurant/nightclub MOOMBA, which he sold in 1999.

Andy began his professional career in 1993 as an investment banking analyst and later associate at Chemical Bank (JP Morgan Chase), in the acquisition finance group, financing LBO's. He received his BA from Cornell University in 1993, and his MBA from Columbia University Business School in 1999.

Andy currently serves on the board of directors of Thrillist, TastingTable, VitalJuice, PureWow, BlueFly, and DailyWorth, as well as the Advisory Board of GroupCommerce, Mercy, and GeekChicDaily. He is also a Digital Media Strategic Advisor to Condé Nast.

Jobs (32)

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Current

Board Member

Dec, 2015 - Current   (10 months)

Chairman of NY Branch

Oct, 2015 - Current   (almost 1 year)

Advisor

2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

First Round Investor

2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Board Member

Sep, 2012 - Current   (about 4 years)

First Investor & Board Member

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Founder & Chairman

Nov 16, 2011 - Current   (almost 5 years)

Founder & CEO

Jul 28, 2011 - Current   (about 5 years)

Founder & CEO

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

First Round Investor

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

First Round Investor

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

First Round Investor

2008 - Current   (over 8 years)

Board Member

Jun, 2007 - Current   (over 9 years)

First Round Investor

May, 2007 - Current   (over 9 years)

Digital Media Strategic Advisor

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)

First Round Investor

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)

Investor & Board Member

May, 2003 - Current   (over 13 years)

Founding Member & Partner

Apr, 2003 - Current   (over 13 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
2006
Dec, 2015
Investor & Board Member
2001
2015
Board Member
Mar, 2010
Feb, 2014
Investor & Board Member
2006
2011
Board Member
2008
May 21, 2010
First Board Member
2007
May 21, 2010
First Round Investor
2007
May 21, 2010
First Round Investor
2007
May 21, 2010
First Round Investor
2006
2010
Investor
2008
2009
Board Member
2003
2007
Board Member
1999
2003
Partner
Jul, 1996
Dec, 1999
Founder
Sep, 1993
Jun, 1996
Associate

Investments (9)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2016$4.5M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2015$2.5M / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2011$1.29M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$3M / Series D
Mar, 2010$20M / Series B
Sep, 2008$4M / Series A
Sep, 2008$5.2M / Series B
Jan, 2008$10M / Series A
Jun, 2006undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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