Andy is also a lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where he teaches classes on technology entrepreneurship, and sits on the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees, his alma mater, where he was Vice Chairman of the university's endowment investment committee. Andy and his wife also partnered with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to fund novel cancer research projects.
Prior to founding Wealthfront, Andy co-founded Benchmark Capital where he remains an Alumni Partner.
Episode #1347 Andy Rachleff: Succeed by Taking Risks - Then Savor the Surprise
Andy and Jenna discuss why disruption is the most misused word in technology and what it means to actually disrupt an industry. They chat about why you shouldn’t focus on your competition - You’ll only lose less quickly - and how to constantly take leaps of faith, and then savor the surprises, to garner outsized returns for your business. Andy also shares his experience discovering and leaning into his personal leadership style - being a teacher -and explains how the CEO’s energy and example defines culture.