SnackNation Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Andy Mackensen Receives The Startup Weekly’s 2019 Founders to Watch Award
Tech-Enabled Snack Delivery Company Has Seen Rapid, Sustained Growth since Launching in 2014
December 27, 2019
CULVER CITY, CA — December 27, 2019 — Andy Mackensen of SnackNation was recently awarded a 2019 Founders to Watch award from The Startup Weekly. The Startup Weekly presented the Founders to Watch award to individuals who have demonstrated distinct entrepreneurial excellence in building and growing businesses in 2019.
Andy Mackensen is the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of SnackNation, a tech-enabled snack delivery service on a mission to nourish and inspire people to do the best work of their lives. Under Andy’s leadership, the company has grown from zero to $30 million in revenue in less than 4 years, and landed on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America the past two years in a row. A self-described “growth hacker, digital marketer, and serial entrepreneur,” Andy is also a combat-decorated U.S. Naval Officer who led a Special Forces fast-boat team in the Iraq War.
This year’s awards attracted a record number of applications from founders across several industries and company stages in the United States. The winners were selected by an esteemed panel of judges comprised of top founders, investors, and senior business leaders. The judges evaluated applicants based on personal achievements, professional success, and contributions to the business community at large.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized among so many other great founders,” said Mackensen. “Building something from the ground up takes continual grit and perseverance, and everyone on this list should be proud. That said, I couldn’t have done this out without the hard work and support of the incredible SnackNation team.”
“The awards panel was impressed with the caliber of the 2019 Founders to Watch. It’s incredible to see the traction and business growth that they’ve achieved over the past year,” said Eugene Vyborov, Chief Technology Officer of YayPay and presiding judge of The Startup Weekly’s Founders to Watch award panel. “As a fellow entrepreneur, it is inspiring to see other founders make such a significant impact on innovation and economic growth in their respective industries.”
SnackNation is a tech-enabled workplace experience services company, fueling breakrooms in thousands of workplaces across America, and inspiring people to do the best work of their lives. Founded in 2014, SnackNation curates and delivers great tasting better-for-you snacks, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and ready to drink beverages to more than half a million people in thousands of member offices in all 50 states – places like Microsoft, MailChimp, Soothe, and many more. The company also uses machine learning to optimize curations and provides emerging brands the insights they need to scale faster. SnackNation is committed to helping fight hunger outside the office too, donating more than six million meals to families in need via their partnership with Feeding America. SnackNation was twice named to the Inc. 500, their annual list of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company has offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. To learn more, visit SnackNation.com.
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