Andrew Rollins

Andrew Rollins

Fellow Emeritus


Andrew joined Sigma Prime Ventures in 2016. With a background in software engineering and entrepreneurship, he has experience in both building highly scalable software and founding technology startups.


In 2008, Andrew co-founded Localytics, an analytics and marketing automation startup. Since then, Localytics has raised $60 million from investors such as Sapphire Ventures, Foundation Capital, and Polaris Partners. Localytics is used in thousands of apps on billions devices, and it’s trusted by the world’s leading companies such as ESPN, eBay, and the New York Times.

As the Chief Software Architect of Localytics from 2008 to 2016, Andrew laid the foundation for much of the analytics and messaging infrastructure. Alongside a team of great engineers, he scaled that infrastructure to support billions of datapoints per day and marketing campaigns that reached millions of users.

In 2016, after eight years since starting Localytics, he joined Sigma Prime Ventures to pursue his passion for helping startups build meaningful companies. He takes an interest in hard technology problems, lending his experience in analytics, distributed systems, machine learning, and cloud infrastructure.

Prior to founding Localytics, Andrew was a software engineer at Microsoft. He worked on enterprise storage technologies in the Windows Server product line, including the Volume Shadow Copy Service and NTFS. He was also part of the team that created the exFAT filesystem.

Education & Recognition

Andrew earned a B.A. in Computer Science from Boston University. In 2011, Andrew was recognized by Mass High Tech as one of the 15 Top Entrepreneurs Under 30.