Andrew Ackerman, Managing Director, DreamItNY
Angel investor, mentor and writer (for AlleyWatch, no less, his busy schedule permitting), Andrew Ackerman is Managing Director of DreamIt NY, after assuming the day-to-day responsibilities earlier this year from now Managing Director Emeritus Mark Wachen.
Everything Ackerman has done has led up to his assuming the mantle at DreamIt.
He began his career as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies and quickly turned his attention to tech, when he worked for Kaplan Online. Later, Ackerman joined the founding team of Bunk1.com and built the company into the leading provider of web services in the summer camp industry. He went on to manage a family office, where he was responsible for managing over $50M in alternative assets, as well as incubating new ventures.
An angel investor whose passion has always been startups, he mentored at both DreamIt and ER Accelerator before deciding to just get it over with and accepted his current position.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins, Ackerman also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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