Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Senior Associate

Supporting Innovative Companies.

Andy is responsible for identifying and evaluating new opportunities as well as supporting Safeguard’s current partner companies.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Andy was an investment banker within the healthcare group at Credit Suisse. At Credit Suisse, he gained experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and advisory services in the life sciences, medical devices, healthcare services and healthcare information technology sectors.

Andy is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia.

"Safeguard offers its partner companies unique access to a robust platform of operational support. Our team works collaboratively with entrepreneurs to build value and scale their companies."

March 7, 2017

Winning the Digital Disruption Game: Answering the ‘CAST’ing Call

This post originally appeared on on March 6th, 2017.  By: Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research, Salesforce and Scott Snyder, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer,…


February 7, 2017

Outside of the Valley, Alternative Markets Attract Investors

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Cybersecurity Medical Devices

January 26, 2017

Commentary: Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Over the last 18 months, an alarming number of medical device companies’ challenges with data security have been exposed. In 2015, Hospira’s LifeCare PCA3 and…