The Many Hats
He's Wearing

A Quest for Architecture in Everything &
Seemingly Endless Amounts of Time

About & By Andreas Randow

Expertise

Data Acquisition
Machine Vision
Product Definition
Scientific Programming
Product & Business Scalability
SaaS Economics
Robotics
ML Models
Medical Devices
IVI
LXI
VISA
SCPI
OPC
Signal Processing Methods
Startup Economics & Best Practices
Design
UX/UI
Go-to-Market Strategy
SVG Animations
MEMS Sensors

Hi there!

So what exactly do you do for a living?

Greetings

I am a software architect, a systems theorist, a designer, an investor, a consultant, a startup advisor, a visual artist, a husband, and a devoted fan of the Oxford comma. You can find me in Cambridge, on a small peninsula North of Boston, Montreal, or hopefully more often in NYC again.

I am really wearing many hats, and that is what this site is about.

Bartender Hat

Building some unique robotic tech to help restaurants improve margins

Bartender Hat

Currently working on cutting-edge technology designed to help restaurants increase efficiency, improve drink consistency, and boost revenue by automatically dispensing craft cocktails with just the touch of a button.

More on this soon.

The Proper Orange Business Hat

This is where we take companies to scale. Best team ever!

Proper Orange

Proper Orange is comprised of a dozen business & technology experts who deliver company building as a service (CBaaS).

Each with years of C-level experience, the company’s principals never lost their passion for doing the work or the desire to delve into the nitty-gritty.

Check Out Proper Orange

Venture Café

Advising the startup community in Cambridge

Free Advice

Venture Café in Cambridge has been my go-to spot on Thursdays for over 15 years, mostly as an in-person advisor during the mentorship program era. With that no longer in place, I now wander around, eager to assist with any business and tech inquiries folks may have.

Visit Venture Café

The Funnel Hat

My engagement with the Investors Collaborative

Funnel Hat

Wearing my funnel hat as a member of the North Andover Investors Collaborative, an angel investment group in Boston. Investments include: Infinite Reality, Cyware, DemandQ, Puraclenz, Legends of Learning, Versus Games, TrueFort, Irrigreen, QSM, Yard Ventures, and Greensight.

Learn More About the NAIC

Sleuthing Hat

What I am looking for

Looking For

I am always looking to work with entrepreneurs who know what they are doing. I like to join teams as a VP of Technology, VP of Engineering, CTO, CPO, or CEO for businesses that are 0-4 years old.

If you have something interesting, activate the carrier pigeon on this page.

The Dark Side Helmet

Not technically a hat, I am not looking for these things

Not Looking For

Please don't bombard me with resumes, I would not know what to do with them. And just so we're clear, I'm not a fancy venture capitalist - I prefer to splurge on things like avocados and extra toppings.

If your business idea is in stealth mode, congrats on joining the secret agent club! Just don't expect me to crack the code. Remember, communication is key.

Just kidding

JUST KIDDING

The Striped.Blue Crown

Fully Synchronized Video & Data Streams

Striped.Blue™

Striped.Blue™ offers a comprehensive suite of protocols, authoring tools, visual libraries, and cloud infrastructure for developing and operating any conceivable Universal Video Telemetry application.

Check it out

The Baseball Helmet

Nope ... not playing ... but rather building some cool baseball tech

Baseball Helmet

Not playing ... definitely not playing. But I am building some really cool baseball tech over at Realplay™

Check Out Realplay™

Review: Bob Levy

Andreas has a rare gift for finding the right technical solution that will “kill two (or more) birds with one stone,” enabling lean businesses to deliver value beyond what conventional planning methods would suggest their resources should be capable of. His blend of technical mastery, strong work ethic, artistic and creative talents makes him a technical leader I value highly and would want to include in any venture.

Bob Levy
Founding President Emeritus, Boston Product Management Association

Camera Hat

Would love to spend more time behind the camera.

Camera Hat

If I am not extremely busy creating new things, writing code, giving advice, or coming up with new concepts, I like to devote some time to photography.

A Selection of Works

Culture Night Hat

A labor of love project to bring some culture into your home

Culture Nights

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe remarked that “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

This is more or less what I am going for here. If you are interested in helping with this, let me know.

Go to Culture Nights

The Beret

Advancing Women's Political Leadership & Global Peace at Mina's List

Mina's List

Mina's List seeks to build just and peaceful societies around the world by advancing women's leadership in politics.

Check it out here.

Past Wizardry

Headgear worn in previous times, whether it was a triumph or a failure

Past Wizardry

In some of my previous roles, I have served as Vice President of Technology at Data Translation, Inc., managed StudioShare.org, held the position of Chief Product Officer at TourSphere (now STQRY), contributed to the development of innovative hardware at Impact Biosystems, served on the board of Sustainable Schools International, and initiated the concept for Share.Clinic during the pandemic

Review: Jarrett Collins

Andreas is entertaining and a delight to work with on a personal level, too, even though he would have every right to be a prima donna. He does an excellent job communicating expectations, is methodical and organized, and I'd place him in the top 5% of IT professionals with whom I've worked.

Jarrett Collins
Director of Special Projects at Partners In Health

The Artist's Hat

My little art project known as Arbitrary Dissent

Making Some Art

For Andreas, the universe is composed of pixels, small ones, and bigger ones. In his world, the properties of life are distinct spatial resolutions, different levels of precision, and a wide range of spectral lines.

See Portfolio

Review: Steve Bayle

Everything Andreas does he does with incredible flair, skill, humor, and elegance.

Steve Bayle
Mentor at MIT Mentoring Service

Hell ... no!

Hell ... no! I am not wearing this hat. I have to go with Mencken on this one, who defined Puritanism as the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. I want everyone to be happy.

So Done With All Male Panels

If you want to invite me to speak on your panel, please make sure it's not all male

Gender Balance

Why did that hat take flight? It couldn't endure the absence of women to keep it from getting swept away! If you would like me to be on your panel, please make sure it's not an all male situation.

If you don't know how to find women that can speak to any topic, check out Bobbie Carlton's wonderful organization.

Go to Innovation Women
Rabbit half-way out of a hat.

This rabbit is coming out of his hat next on Thursday, June 27th around 4:30pm

Find me at Venture Cafe
A carrier pigeon

Get in touch with Andreas

The carrier pigeon is on its way. Depending on the wind, it might take a few days to hear back. Thank you.
The carrier pigeon crashed into something. Let's try this again another time.
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