Andrew Paradise is the CEO and founder of Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile games platform for fair, fun, and meaningful competition. As the first publicly-traded mobile esports platform, Skillz is pioneering the future of the gaming industry. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar businesses by enabling social competition in their games. The company hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of players every year, and distributes hundreds of millions in prizes every month.
Andrew is a thought leader, inventor, and serial entrepreneur with a successful track record. Prior to Skillz, Andrew founded AisleBuyer, which was best known for pioneering mobile self-checkout prior to its sale to Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) in 2012. Andrew has been the founding inventor behind companies in different technology sectors ranging from eCommerce to image recognition to HR technology. He is a regular contributor to Forbes and has been featured in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Bloomberg, Fast Company, CNBC, and was named to the San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. Andrew has also spoken at preeminent conferences including SXSW, CES, and GDC.