Andrew M Spellman

New York Capital Allocation Strategies

With an extensive background as a investment professional, Andrew M. Spellman founded Fifth Down Capital (FDC) and leads the firm as managing partner. FDC is an East Coast Based investment firm (primarily New York & Boston) with a primary focus on alternative assets, typically in the form of funds and private companies. Over the past decade plus, Andrew M. Spellman has led or co-led investments totaling about $400 million, either through direct placements or funding vehicles.

A former Goldman Sachs executive, Mr. Spellman was selected as one of the global investment banking firm’s “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” in 2012. At FDC, Andrew focuses on the identification of talent and setting in place disruptive strategies and companies centered on “big ideas.” He has engaged with innovative startups and blue chip companies alike, and forged successful exit pathways within crowded, competitive marketplaces.

Among Mr. Spellman’s high profile investments with Fifth Down Capital has been Rose Park Advisors/Coupang. The leading e-commerce retailer in South Korea, Coupang has grown substantially since its inception. His firm is also one of the initial investors in Goldcrest Ventures, which in turn seed invested in the unicorn last-mile scooter ride-sharing enterprise Bird. Other key investments include New York based Valar Ventures, Enlightened Hospitality Group and Brooklyn Brooklyn New York's own Mike's Hot Honey as well as West Coast based investments such as Gusto, Scribble and 137 Ventures.

Dover, MA, US

Work Experience

Jan 2013 - Present

Founder & Managing Partner
Fifth Down Capital


Sep 1996 - Jun 1999

Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bentley College

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