Andrew ‘Flip’ Filipkowski
Andrew ‘Flip’ Filipowski is a legendary successful high-tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, and industry visionary. He devotes his expertise, vision, leadership and entrepreneurial talent to the strategic direction of SilkRoad Equity.
The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM in twelve years into the 8th largest software company in the world with over a billion in revenue at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion in 1999, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Flip was the founder or co-founder of SilkRoad, InterAct 911, MissionMode, House of Blues, Blue Rhino, Primo Water, Littermaid, VeriBlock, TallyCapital and Fluree. Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young President’s Organization Legacy award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.
Flip is a futurist and renowned speaker on such topics as Bitcoin, Blockchain, FinTech, Money, Energy, Disruption, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Digital Autonomous Organizations, and Organizational Structures.