Andrew Busey is currently a Partner at Chaotic Moon, the leading mobile strategy and development partner for consumer brands. He focuses on corporate development and strategy. He is also CEO and co-founder of Team Chaos, the creators of Dragon Academy.
Most recently he was a Venture Partner at Austin Ventures focused on early-stage web, mobile, and SaaS, opportunities. Prior to that Andrew was the founder and CEO of Challenge Games which was acquired by Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), where he was VP and GM of the Austin office managing a large team developing social games. Over the past 15 years, Andrew has pioneered some of the industry’s most important web technologies – including work on Mosaic, the first web browser (now part of Microsoft Internet Explorer); creating iChat, the first web-based chat system and one of the first instant messaging applications; and building WebCenter, the first major web-based customer service technology (now part of Avaya).
Previously, Andrew co-founded Pluck (acquired by DemandMedia NYSE:DMD ), which enables social media on major sites such as TheStreet.com, USA Today, and Reuters. In the past, Andrew led, developed, and contributed to numerous “Multi-User Dungeon” or “Multi-User Domain” (MUDs) games, which were the early predecessors to Massively Multi-player Online Games (MMOs) like World of Warcraft and Everquest. In 1994, he wrote Secrets of the MUD Wizards, the first major published book on the topic. Andrew is an inventor on seventeen technology patents and has several others pending.
He is a graduate in computer science from Duke University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.