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Brandon Andrews

Investor and Co-Founder, Gauge
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Brandon Andrews is co-founder of GAUGE; an AI-driven mobile market research platform fundamentally changing the way successful companies make decisions.

As Senior Consultant at Values Partnerships he leads the company’s work on technology and entrepreneurship, including leading a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s, Shark Tank, and advising/supporting businesses.


Named a Global Innovation Fellow by the U.S. Department of State, he has traveled the world speaking on entrepreneurship and innovation. Committed to bringing resources to diverse entrepreneurs, he partners with equity crowdfunding platforms to educate and advise entrepreneurs and investors.

In addition to working with entrepreneurs, Brandon has helped lead nationwide engagement campaigns including Fences (2016), ROOTS (2016), and Concussion (2015).

In 2018, he managed the #TechtoWealth Tour with DJ Young Guru. Designed to get 10K people of color coding, #TechtoWealth brought tech events to WeWork locations in the final six OTRII Tour cities + BET Hip Hop Awards with $1M in coding scholarships available from Opportunity Hub and Flatiron School.

He worked with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to refresh their Erase The Hate campaign, including building the first accelerator for organizations fighting hate. In 2015, he worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and Conversations on Race in America documentary.

Previously, Brandon worked on public affairs, technology, and real estate communications at MWWPR. He spent 5 years in the U.S. Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy.



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He is Chairman of the DC Commission on National and Community Service, and serves on the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events. Brandon also serves on the Board of Advisors of the OpenGov Foundation; an organization that builds tech tools to bridge the gap between citizens and government.

He provides commentary on policy, politics, and technology on TV, radio, and the web.

A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University.


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