As a graduate of architecture and urban planning from Cornell and Harvard, Andy has been involved in startups since 2002, working with some of the world’s most recognizable names in media and gaming. Andy has been a pioneer in social gaming, having created MStar, a 3D-avatar-based fashion app. Andy launched ALTAVA Group to bring brands into the metaverse offering them virtual spaces to share stories. A place where they can feature their digitized collections in a branded and fully customizable environment. In 2014, Andy founded BlueArk, working with Viacom, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, XIX Entertainment to develop and publish games and digital education platforms by converting famous IP such as SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, Toonix, and American Idol into digital forms. BlueArk Global launched these games and platforms in more than 137 countries. ALTAVA Group collaborated with Fendi, Balmain, LVMH, and a number of other luxury brands to help them enter the web3 era.