Andrew Smith leads product growth for Techstars Studio, a new initiative at Techstars. Based out of Providence, Rhode Island, he helps startups across the world validate, prototype and launch new ventures.

Prior to Techstars, Andrew led demand gen/growth for Upserve, which was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2017, and led R&D product growth at SendGrid (NYSE:SEND), which was acquired by Twillio (NYSE:TWLO) in 2019 for $3 billion. Before joining SendGrid, Andrew was a partner at a mid-size marketing/advertising firm based in New England where he led the digital and technology initiatives.   

Andrew holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, a Masters' degree in Entertainment Business and certified in Demand Generation through Vista Consulting Group's Marketing Accelerate program. He is an active volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Herreshoff Marine Museum (home of the America's Cup Hall of Fame) and supports numerous U.S. public nonprofits and socially responsible causes.