Andy Goldfarb

Andy Goldfarb

Andy Goldfarb

Executive Managing Director/Co-Founder

As Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director of Globespan, Andy Goldfarb sources new investment opportunities, evaluates and negotiates investments, and serves on the boards of portfolio companies. Andy has been recognized on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Technology Dealmakers, the AlwaysOn Venture Capital 100 list, and the AlwaysOn Venture Capital East 50 list.

Andy serves on the boards of Gupshup, Nantero, Nominum, Rev, and SundaySky.  Andy previously led or served on the board for the team's investments in Akorri (acquired by NetApp), Aptis Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Argon (acquired by Siemens), Cerulean Technology (acquired by Aether), Covergence (acquired by Acme Packet), eDocs (acquired by Siebel), Idiom Technologies (acquired by SDL Enterprise Technologies), m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign), Net Perceptions (NASDAQ:NETP), Ocular Networks (acquired by Tellabs), Optaros (acquired by IPG, NYSE: IPG), Overture Networks (acquired by ADVA), Pirus Networks (acquired by Sun Microsystems), Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple), Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Silknet (NASDAQ:SILK), ShoreTel (NASDAQ:SHOR), and Virident (acquired by Western Digital, NASDAQ: WDC), Vericept Corporation (acquired by Trustwave) and Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU).

Andy Goldfarb was the Senior Managing Director of JAFCO Ventures, where he opened the Boston office in 1997. He built JAFCO's presence on the east coast and co-led the seamless transition and spinout of Globespan Capital Partners from JAFCO Ventures in 2003.

Prior to JAFCO, Andy founded and directed Trans National Group's venture investing, TN Ventures, where he negotiated TN's investment in Infoseek (NASDAQ:SEEK), Interzine (acquired by TimesMirror), Tickle (acquired by Monster; NADAQ: MNST) and International Data Response Corporation (acquired by Telespectrum, NASDAQ:TLSP). Andy was also integral in the sale to MBNA of TNFS, one of the largest credit card origination companies in the U.S.

Earlier in his career, Andy worked in corporate development at Kikkoman Corporation's headquarters in Japan.  Andy is fluent in Japanese.

Andy earned an AB degree in East Asian Studies and Economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard Business School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He enjoys playing squash, tennis and golf.