Prominent Silicon Valley Startup Founder Taking Its Talents to San Diego
Andrew Gazdecki is moving to San Diego from Silicon Valley, will others join him?
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Andrew Gazdecki is a prominent founder in San Francisco’s startup community.
He founded two companies Bizness Apps and Altcoin.io, both were acquired before he turned 30 years old. Today, he operates Aquire.com, which is one of the hottest companies in the valley with top investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Naval Ravikant, and San Diego-based Interlock Capital on its cap table.
Gazdecki also serves as an advisor for Spiff, a fast-growing software company ($190 million valuation) founded by Utah-based serial entrepreneur Jeron Paul. In addition, corporate gifting company Sendoso, which he also advises, has raised more than $150 million, for instance.
Gazdecki founded Acquire.com (formerly MicroAcquire) in 2020 after twelve months of selling his Altcoin.io to global investment firm, BnkToTheFuture.
Unlike Bizness Apps — which raised roughly $100,000 from investors and reached profitability in two years — Gazdecki’s fundraising for Acquire.com closed more than $5 million and oversubscribed, its latest round was filled in under a week.
These days, Gazdecki engages with his 180,000 followers every week on X, formerly known as Twitter. In particular, he imparts founder wisdom to bootstrapped and early-stage operators, as well as supporting newcomers to the startup scene.
In August, he announced Acquire.com will be moving its company headquarters to San Diego. The lease starts Oct. 1st. Gazdecki wrote on X, “Excited to help more startups get acquired, we’re just getting started in the arena.”
For context, Gazdecki has been a long-time champion for San Diego as the new home for the technology and startup industry, which involved authoring a viral (and controversial) article for TechCrunch 7 years ago.
I reached out asking if Gazdecki would chat for an interview for my newsletter. “Email me,” he replied. And we talked shortly after the announcement.