Andrea Besikof Kalmans
Andrea is an active Austin angel investor, advisor, and start-up champion. Lontra Ventures engages with start-ups tacking massive global challenges with deep technology. Andrea’s interests reside in: Artificial Intelligence (Clarify, Olono); Big Data & Analytics (Atlas Wearables, Nebulab and OneModel); Blockchain/Crypto (Unchained Capital); Core Infrastructure (RackN); Developer Tools (Appbase, Stoplight); GPU-accelerated tech (Bitfusion and BlazingDB); Security (IronCore Labs); and Web optimization (Airtory). Andrea connects with high-impact, fearless founders! Andrea is active in Capital Factory, Techstars, MassChallenge and the Dell Medical Catalyst Program. She started her career in NYC at Salomon Smith Barney Media Investment Bank, has an undergrad from
UW-Madison and an MBA for UT-Austin. Andrea, her husband Walter, and her kids, Sabrina and Hudson, are proud to call Austin home!