Andrew Scharf is a Vice President for OurCrowd, the world’s leading online, equity crowdfunding platform. Andrew’s responsibilities include expanding the company’s investor base, forging strategic investment partnerships and helping OurCrowd’s portfolio companies grow toward successful exits. Prior to joining OurCrowd in April 2014, Andrew was a Principal at Scharf Brothers LLC, a family investment firm with offices in New York City and Florida. While at Scharf Brothers, Andrew actively managed a portfolio of publicly traded equities and also established the firm’s real estate practice. Before joining his family’s investment firm, Andrew was an investment banker at Peter J. Solomon Co., a leading boutique investment bank based in New York City. While at the firm he focused on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Andrew attended Phillips Academy Andover and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in History.