Red Beard - Drew Austin

Drew Austin

Founding partner

Drew Austin has spent the past 15 years as a startup founder and entrepreneur. Most recently as an operator, he built and sold his company Wade & Wendy, an AI Enterprise Software platform focused on Recruiting Process Automation.

Upon selling Wade & Wendy, Drew made the jump full-time into Venture Capital & Web3. He started an Angellist syndicate called Red Beard Ventures Syndicate which over the past 15 months has completed 80+ venture investments and deployed $30m+ in capital in frontier technology companies.

He is now launching a dedicated web3 venture capital fund called Red Beard Ventures Fund I. Outside of venture, he is an active web3 participant, co-founding Knights of Degen – a sports & entertainment NFT and metaverse company. He’s a participant in multiple DAOs and a broad investor in NFT assets and the metaverse.

Key milestones

  • Founder & CEO of Wade & Wendy AI recruitment process automation platform (Acq. by PandoLogic)
  • Co-Founder, COO of enterprise wearable tech platform
  • 100+ venture/angel investments + advisor to startup companies/accelerators (Outlier Ventures, Village Global)
  • Co-founder of Knights of Degen NFT, Warwick DAO, MetaCollective DAO and Upstream NFT DAO

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