Derek Andersen is the co-founder and CEO of Bevy, a customer to customer community tool used by Atlassian, Salesforce, Duolingo, and others to grow their event communities. Bevy has raised $6M in funding from the founders of Qualtrics, Pluralsight, and Upfront Ventures. Derek is a co-founder of Startup Grind, a 500 Chapters community in 150 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Since 2012 Startup Grind has hosted 7,000 events for more than 250,000 entrepreneurs. In 2009 Derek co-founded Commonred, a professional networking product, which was acquired by Income.com in 2012. Before that, he worked at Electronic Arts in product marketing helping launch games like The Godfather, Burnout, and Mirror’s Edge. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and four children.
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