Andrew Mello

Andrew Mello

Helping grow, scale, and activate eFounders brands in the United States. Responsible for pitching, positioning, marketing, and press related activities. Direct contact for sales leads, and generation.

Paris, France
Member since April 25, 2012
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2011 American University of Paris , BA , International Business Administration
2004 Chase Collegiate School , High School

I am a(n):

Business Development Manager (U.S.)

My favorite startups:

Dropbox, Evernote,, Storify

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Innovation is art.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Thinking locally

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. How to listen
2. Ask questions
3. Be daring

Favorite Sports/Activites?

Avid Skier and Certified Private Pilot

Full bio

Andrew Mello is originally from Washington, Connecticut.  He moved to Paris, France at 17 while working as a computer programmer.  At the age of 19, he attended the American University of Paris.  He currently holds a degree in International Business Administration, while minoring in Computer Science and Global Communications.  Andrew currently splits his time between Paris and San Francisco, and works for eFounders, a Brussels based startup accelerator.  He is currently head of Business Development for the U.S. Territory.  

Brief Overview of Work Experience:

Founder, 88plug

A boutique IT-solutions provider based in Paris, France. We work with expatriate brands and professional to provide English speaking service and support abroad.

There is no problem without a solution.

Manager of Customer Experience

Spongecell (

Established initial key product advocates in nightlife vertical.  Catalyst for all internal/external client communication - developed specifications and standard operating procedures for support, account management, including pipeline process for the sales team

Technical/Business Development Manager

Technical lead in a team of four that secured € 1,000,000 in seed capital - Mangrove Capital Partners. Established relationships with first two U.S. clients in business-to-business sector. Developed specifications and standard operating procedures for daily operations, quality assurance, and sales team

Web Development & Operations Manager

SteepRock Inc. (

Designed and implemented LAMP websites. Quality assurance control including bug tracking and developing testing plans. Daily operations management. Commercialization of open source software