Andrew Essex Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Andrew Essex General Information


Mr. Andrew Essex is an Angel Investor. Mr. Essex serves as Advisor at Glasswing Ventures. Andrew Essex is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Plan A, a creative holding company based in NYC. Essex is the former Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, recently acquired by James Murdoch, and former Vice Chairman and founding CEO of Droga5, arguably the most celebrated creative agency on the planet, which was acquired by William Morris Endeavor in 2013 and sold to Accenture in 2019. Andrew sits on the board of The AdCouncil, iPic Entertainment, Plus Pool, and is a frequent public speaker on media, marketing and monetization strategies. He is the Chair of the NYC Mayor's Creative Council, and is a former advisor to the White House American Office of Innovation and the Wharton SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management. He serves as an angel investor and advisor to myriad disruptive companies. Prior to his role overseeing what The Guardian called "the most exciting agency on the planet," he was an award-winning journalist and editor at such publications as The New Yorker, Details and, among others. He has been as a television commentator for ABC, CNN, and CNBC. He is author of "The End of Advertising: Why It Had to Die and the Creative Resurrection to Come" and the co-author of three books: "A Very Public Offering: The Story of the," "Chasing Cool," with former Barney's CEO Gene Pressman, and "Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny," with celebrated producer and musician Nile Rodgers. Essex has an MA and BA from New York University. He lives with his wife and two children in Dumbo.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 275 Newbury Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • United States
+1 (617) 000-0000

Andrew Essex Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Kift 20-Jul-2020 Early Stage VC 00000 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 000000 00000
000 0000000000'0 13-Aug-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Food Products Generating Revenue
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Andrew Essex Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
000 0000000000'0 20-Apr-2017 000000000000000000 00000
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Andrew Essex Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Andrew Essex Angel Investor 0 Boston, MA
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Andrew Essex Co-Investors (6)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Anand Babu Periasmy 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Balaji Srinivasan 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Ryan Rzepecki 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
StartX (US) 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
ThirdSphere 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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