Andy McLoughlin

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Andy McLoughlin is a Partner with SoftTech VC, where he primarily invests in B2B, SaaS, developer tools and mobile applications but also supports the wider Softtech portfolio on product strategy, go-to-market, and growth.

Prior to joining SoftTech in 2015, Andy was co-founder of SF and London-based Huddle, a leading enterprise content collaboration company. Under Andy’s leadership, Huddle became one of Europe’s most awarded and well-known technology startups, raising over $80M of venture funding to date. Over the years, he led technology, product, marketing, and strategy, eventually moving to San Francisco in 2010 to establish the company’s US presence.

Andy previously worked as a consultant for a boutique London-based content management consultancy focused on the global insurance and finance markets. Prior to this, Andy managed online applications and knowledge tools for Fibernet Group plc, a FTSE 250-listed telecommunications company.

Andy has been an active angel investor since 2010 and built a portfolio covering 35+ pre-seed / seed stage investments, mostly in the SaaS / B2B space but also covering consumer and mobile. His companies include innovative SaaS businesses like Apiary (acquired by Oracle), Tray.io, Bugsnag, Rolepoint, Buffer, Intercom, Import.io and Pipedrive, as well as marketplaces including Postmates, Secret Escapes and Zesty.

Born and raised in the UK, Andy holds a BA (hons) Economics from the University of Sheffield. He now lives in San Francisco and enjoys consuming fine foods and adult beverages, skiing, listening to live music, and exploring new places. Andy was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honors list for services to UK business and technology leadership. Follow him on twitter @bandrew.