Andrew Masanto is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Most recently active in blockchain, Andrew is Co-Founder of NFT.com and Nillion and the Founding CMO of Reserve (https://reserve.org/ - backed by Peter Thiel, Coinbase and others, currently at $1b+ valuation) and Founding CMO of Hedera Hashgraph (https://hedera.com - backed by Google, IBM, Boeing etc with a fully diluted $20b+ valuation crypto currency).
Andrew experienced his early successes (pre Fintech) in the digital marketing space. Andrew founded and sold Higher Click SEO Agency, which as of mid 2014, was sold again and absorbed into a larger digital marketing agency. Andrew has lectured on internet marketing at Harvard Business School (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op28m1wnqu0) and Oxford University (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKTDmMv31D8) (amongst other organizations) and on building web3 unicorns at Columbia University (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v211BiDncG0). He has also been quoted by various industry leaders on growth marketing (e.g. https://bit.ly/2XIC3Q4).
Before entering into the technology and marketing space, Andrew was a dual qualified Lawyer in Australia and the UK. He worked as a lawyer at Linklaters (a Magic Circle UK Law Firm) in the UK and an investment banking analyst at Rothschild in Sydney, Australia.
Academically, Andrew graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (double degree). He received 1st Class Honors and was a Deans List student for both his degrees. Andrew worked as a tutor for the Accounting and Finance Faculty while he was still an undergraduate at the University of Sydney. He was one of the youngest people to tutor and lecture at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney.
Andrew is passionate about creating positive impact and was on the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Capital. He previously built a school in rural Africa for 2 months before getting Malaria and being forced to return to the UK. Also, while he was in Australia, Andrew helped organize the St Vincent De Paul's Society food trucks and Cycle Against Want campaign.Andrew currently spends his time primarily between New York and London.