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Andrew Van Valer

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-Founder, Operations, QuickComply and Founder, SlingShot SV.

Co-Founder, Operations, QuickComply and Founder, SlingShot SV.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Operations
  • Business Development
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Operations
  • • Business Development
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


SlingShot SV


Workforce Investment Board Santa Cruz County
Think Local First, County of Santa Cruz
Elephant Nature Foundation


Board Member Workforce Investment Board Santa Cruz County May 2015 - present
Co-Founder, Operations QuickComply January 2015 - present
Founder SlingShot SV February 2014 - present
Board Member Think Local First, County of Santa Cruz October 2011 - present
Board Member Elephant Nature Foundation 2005 - June 2009
An Amazing Journey! Family Trip Around the World September 2005 - July 2006
Executive VERISIGN 2002 - 2005
Executive LightSurf 1999 - 2002
Operations, Manufacturing & Program Management Motorola 1998 - 2000
Owner Geyer Properties 1980 - 2000
Director Operations Starfish Inc. 1994 - 1998
Consultant - Startup Netflix August 1996 - December 1996
Director Operations - Europe Borland Europe 1992 - 1993
Director Operations - Germany Borland GmbH 1990 - 1992
Director Operations Borland Software 1982 - 1990


School of Hard Knocks Business and relationships 1962 - 2008
Cabrillo College Business, Criminal Justice, English, Architecture, Elecrical Engineering 1979 - 1986

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Family
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Edutainment
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

My passion is connecting people and helping Start ups, Small Businesses, Non Profits and Entrepreneurs by using my diverse experience and business strategies. I support coworking, incubators and accelerators by helping develop mentoring and training programs. I also support the merging of entrepreneurship, successful business strategies with non profits

I have 30+ Years of experience in business supporting startups and small businesses accelerate their growth. Similar passion for social enterprises and local businesses supporting a community. Co-founded early-stage business in the wellness industry, multiple technologies, hardware, software and devices.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Arthur Mrozowski
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, NovoSensus and Managing Partner, Silicon Hill Ventures. LLC..
Solid character, experience love for innovation
Greg Writer
They're my friends  •  CEO, BizPAD LLC and Interim CEO, BYOU Be Your Own You.
Andrew has great experience and is a fantastic communicator and passionate about Free Enterprise and helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Eric Dennis
We worked together  •  Good Signs are a positive news media company, a social movement and a contagious fashion brand.
Great at helping to get you focussed!
Lance Leonard
They're my friends  •  CEO, New Phoenix Rising.
Andrew has an extremely positive attitude about finding solutions to challenges, combined with a deep knowledge of what motivates people to ... do their best. He is a team player and loves to help others succeed!