Mr. Andy Rubin co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at Essential. Mr. Andy is a Co-Founding Partner and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Playground Global. He is an Angel Investor. He served as Venture Partner at Redpoint Ventures. He served as Chief Executive Officer at Danger & also Co-founded the company. He also Founded Android Research. Formerly he served as Senior Vice President of Google. Rubin worked at Apple, and then co-founded the device maker Danger, but he left a half decade before it was acquired by Microsoft. He then went on to co-found Android with Rich Miner in 2003. Google acquired Android in 2005. Andy previously held engineering roles with WebTV, General Magic, Apple, and Carl Zeiss. He has been awarded over 20 patents for his inventions. Andy holds a Degree in Computer Science from Utica College. Andy is a consummate inventor.