Andrew K. Smith

Andrew K. Smith

Managing Director/Co-Founder Savory Fund

About the Speaker

Andrew is the Managing Director and co-founder of the Savory Fund—a food and beverage focused fund founded in 2018 with over $700M in assets under management. Currently, Savory owns and operates 9 beloved brands, including Mo Bettahs, Swig, R&R BBQ, The Crack Shack, Via 313, Pincho, Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian Butcher, Saigon Hustle and their first tech investment—86 Repairs. The Savory portfolio brands plan on adding 65 restaurants in 2023 and hiring more than 11,000 new team members. 

Over the last 25 years, Andrew has co-founded three different technology companies from 1998-2008 and exited them via public and private acquisitions. Since 2009, Andrew has assisted in developing, acquiring, and operating 325+ restaurants across 12 states, generating over $2.7B in sales and creating more than 40,000 jobs. As an angel investor, Andrew has financed over 25 small businesses and mentored many founders within the technology, manufacturing, and F&B industries. 

Andrew won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® award in 2017, KPMG’s Quantum Award, was featured as BusinessQ’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018, and was a Triple Crown Award Honoree in 2018. His businesses have also been recognized on the Inc. 500/5000 lists for the past 12 years.

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