Andy Rubin is the founder and CEO of Playground Global, a studio that provides resources, mentorship and funding to startups making hardware devices. Andy is most known for his instrumental work in mobile, acting as the co-founder and CEO for both Android and Danger Inc., and SVP of Mobile at Google.
Andy joined the Google team in 2005 through the acquisition of Android, which under his leadership became the most used mobile operating system in the world. He also built Google’s mobile and digital content businesses and was key in the development of Google Play. Prior to his time at Google, Andy was president and CEO of Danger Inc. where he created the Sidekick, one of the first mobile devices to offer a direct internet experience.
Andy started his career as a software engineer at Apple Inc., and later helped to build and ship WebTV, the first interactive television-based internet service, as well as the Motorola Envoy, one of the first wireless PDAs for General Magic.
Andy also serves as a partner at venture capital firm, Redpoint Ventures.
2015 - Current (almost 2 years)
Founder and CEO
2014 - Current (almost 3 years)
BS, Computer Science1986
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|Jul 25, 2016||The Standard - Entrepreneurs: How start-up TrialReach is giving UK medical research a much-needed shot in the arm|
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|Jun 11, 2016||The Economist - Alpha minus|
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|Jun 2, 2016||PRNewswire All - Bloomberg Announces the 2016 Bloomberg Technology Conference, Featuring Marc Andreessen, Yuri Milner, Bill Maris, Julie Larson-Green, Omid Kordestani, Andy Rubin and More Than 30 Technology Leaders|
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