LDR Ventures is a VC firm & accelerator based in Los Angeles. We invest in fashion, food, consumer products, digital and eCommerce. We offer capital, knowledge, strategic...more contacts, work space and a hands-on approach to advising, investing, mentoring, operating and developing the entrepreneurs and businesses we back. What makes us special is that we apply our significant operating experiences and contacts with a passion for those we invest in to increase the chances of success.
Vice President of eCommerce, Omnichannel retail and Customer Service for Guess Jeans. Overseeing 5 brands and 11 websites. Previous leadership roles include: President of eCommerce & Customer Experience for Steve Madden, CMO of Melissa & Doug Toys, CMO of Fresh Direct and Vice President of Shoplink.com (both Internet Grocers) Co-Founder of Geoff & Drew's Incredible Cookies (vertically integrated food manufacturing and online gift giving), College entrepreneur/Founder of Collegiate Student Storage, Launched Jones Soda into the US market.
Awarded Top 25 Retailer by Apparel Magazine,Top 3 Mobile Marketer in the world by Mobile Marketer Magazine. Advisory Board of Apparel Magazine, Boston Business Hall of Fame, Virgin Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year, recipient of the 40 under 40 award, YEO charter member and 2 Chapter President. Mentor at Launchpad LA. Subject of several media articles and books on eCommerce, mCommerce, Omnichannel Retail, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Team Building.
Consumer Internet, Products and Services, Fashion, Wearable Tech, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, M-Commerce, Omnichannel Retail, Call Center Technology, Education, Food, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Mobile, Retail, Social Commerce, Social Media
Founder @vow-to-be-chic • Worked at @rent-the-runway, @ibm • Studied at @columbia-university
Building a great company requires an unbridled sense of passion and commitment to solve a big problem and a set of investors around you who can provide far more than just capital. As someone who has worked with Drew for roughly 7 years (he has been an advisor and a client), I can tell you that Drew is one of the most passionate, smart money investors out there who will be committed to your success. If Drew believes in you, you will gain a true partner who will open up his vast network, provide in-depth operational insights in growing your business and be a trusted partner throughout the life of your company. I would highly recommend him as an investor, partner and/or advisor in your business and I hope to work with Drew again in the future.
Serial Mobile Entrepreneur having led last 2 companies to exits (Mogreet, Outspoken.) Current CEO of Pledgeling.
I highly recommend Andrew as an advisor, investor, mentor, and friend. He focuses on whats important, not just the "big talk" often overused in the tech/startup world. Building a profitable and sustainable business, measured on real metrics, is what Drew is most interested in. Always available and on-call, Drew is a rare breed who authentically wants to help entrepreneurs succeed and thrive.