Andy Goldfarb

"You can't believe what you can't imagine. Therefore, expand the range of possibilities."

Andy Goldfarb

Executive Managing Director/Co-Founder

Portfolio Companies

Present

Past

  • Akorri
  • Aptis Communications
  • Argon Networks Inc
  • Cerulean Technology, Inc.
  • Covergence
  • edocs
  • Idiom, Inc.
  • m-Qube
  • Net Perceptions
  • Ocular Networks
  • Open Mile
  • Optaros
  • Pirus Networks
  • Quattro Wireless
  • Silknet Software
  • Vericept
  • Virident
  • Virtusa
  • Overture Networks

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 was recognized on the 2009 AlwaysOn Top 100 Venture Capitalist list and the 2010 AlwaysOn Top 50 Venture Capitalist East list. The prestigious Forbes Midas List recognized Andy as one of the Top 100 Technology Deal Makers in 2006 and 2007 (with a ranking of 60 in 2007). He was also included on Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 List in 2007.

Andy serves on the boards of Gild, NominumPelican Imaging, Redfin, 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), 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 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 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 and is an Overseer of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He enjoys playing squash, tennis and golf.