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Andrew Gazdecki

CEO of MicroAcquire
Inc. 30 under 30 Entrepreneur. 
Founder of Altcoin.io and Bizness Apps (both acquired).

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About ME

Hi, I’m Andrew Gazdecki.

I’m an entrepreneur, mentor, and the founder of MicroAcquire.

Owning a profitable business is every entrepreneur’s dream. Once you smash that goal, it’s tempting to believe there’s no limit to your success. Statistically, however, only 1% of startups become unicorns, and selling is often the best move for your career.

In 2017, I sold my biggest company to a private equity firm. It was a long, complex, and expensive process that took me away from what I loved most – running my business. But would I do it again? Absolutely.

Successful entrepreneurship is recognizing your limits and selling while the going is good. I sold Bizness Apps because I’d taken it as far as I could. If I’d waited, I might never have found a buyer at all, leaving me stuck in an entrepreneurial dead end.

I was fortunate enough to run a multi-million-dollar business with the clout to attract the right conversations. But the same isn’t true for everyone. A five-figure SaaS business deserves the same chance, but rarely commands enough attention. 

So I decided to help other founders – no matter how small their business – build the right relationships to take their entrepreneurial career to the next level.

 

The result is MicroAcquire.

 
Past Experience
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Altcoin.io (Acquired)

CEO and Founder

Jan 2018 – Jun 2019

  • Acquired in 2019 by global investment firm BnkToTheFuture 

  • Recruited FinTech executive as President to lead GTM strategy

  • Featured in Coindesk, Bitcoin.com, Cointelegraph, Forbes and more 

  • Open sourced the first Bitcoin to Ethereum "atomic swap" trade protocol


Altcoin.io is a decentralized exchange (DEX) and peer-to-peer trading solution built upon the Ethereum blockchain.

Bizness Apps (Acquired)

CEO and Founder 

Jul 2010 – Aug 2018

  • Acquired in 2018 by private equity firm ESW Capital

  • Founded in 2010 and lead to a successful acquisition

  • Bootstrapped revenue from zero to $10m+/ARR

  • Lead a high-performance team of 100+

  • Developed innovative channel partner GTM strategy

  • Featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, NYT, Inc, WSJ and more

  • Scaled technology to serve 20m+ MAUs

  • Operated globally in 40+ countries

  • Created more mobile apps than any company in the world

Bizness Apps is a do-it-yourself mobile app builder allowing any small business to create, edit, and manage mobile apps online without any programming knowledge needed.

  • 2014 - Inc. 500 #58 Fastest Growing Company

  • 2014 - Inc. 500 #2 Fastest Growing Company in San Francisco

  • 2015 - Inc. 500 #91 Fastest Growing Company

  • 2015 - Nicereply: #1 Customer Success in North America

  • 2015 - Entreprenuer.com: Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America

  • 2015 and 2016 - G2 Crowd: Top 50 SMB Products

  • 2015 and 2016 - TINYPulse: Top 10% for Employee Happiness

  • 2017 - Inc. Magazine's 30 under 30 Entrepreneur

Pocket Points

Advisor / Investor

Jun 2018 – Present

Pocket Points is a mobile app that rewards students for not using their phones during class.

Waydev

Advisor

Jun 2018 – Present

Waydev analyzes your codebase from Github, Gitlab, Azure DevOps & Bitbucket to help you bring out the best in your engineers work.

Forbes Technology Counsel

Advisor

Jun 2018 – Present

Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only community comprised of leading CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

 
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Angel Investments

My favorite startup investment opportunities are ones where I feel I can provide strategic value.

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