Andy Rappaport is Managing Partner of Skyline Public Works and Chief Investment Officer of SPW Investments and Treasurer of the Rappaport Family Foundation. He has spent more than 30 years founding, investing in, and guiding scores of transformative start-up companies. From 1996 until his retirement in 2012, Andy was a partner at August Capital, a leading technology venture capital firm, which he helped grow from $100M to more than $2B under management. Prior to joining August, Andy ran The Technology Research Group, a Boston-based global strategy consulting firm he founded in 1984. Andy is a noted authority on the business and economic implications of changing technologies, and has written and spoken extensively on the topic. Technology companies Andy co-founded, led investments in, and/or served as a board member of include Actel, Atheros Communications, MMC Networks, Silicon Architects, Silicon Image, and Transmeta.
Andy is also an accomplished guitarist, songwriter, and photographer. Examples of his photography can be found at BigMesaStudios.com. He lives in Northern California with his wife Deborah and has three adult children.