Colin M. Evans is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sandwith Ventures,LLC, a San Francisco and Philadelphia based investment firm focusing on angel and early stage investments founded in January, 2007. Sandwith Ventures, LLC focuses investment in three main sectors:  1) retail and consumer oriented e-commerce  2) internet marketplaces and  3) online marketing and advertising services. Investments are concentrated in the Bay Area and Philadelphia, but SV will also look at deals on the East Coast as far south as Washington, D.C. and as far north as New York City.

Previous to launching Sandwith Ventures, Colin was a Co-Founder, member of the Executive Team and Vice President of Sales and Business Development at StubHub.com, a successful online ticket exchange founded in 2000 and sold to eBay in early 2007. Colin oversaw four main functions while at StubHub including all sports and music sponsorships, business development partnerships, corporate sales and the LargeSeller program, which aggregated and serviced all the inventory providers on StubHub.

Prior to StubHub, Colin worked as an Associate at TA Associates, a venture capital firm, at their headquarters in Boston. TA Associates provided late stage venture capital to high growth companies and Colin focused specifically on companies in the consumer products, financial services and business services industries. Prior to TA Associates, Colin worked at Bankers Trust (now part of Deutsche Bank) in the Private Equity division, BT Capital Partners.

Both Colin and his wife, Amy, are from Pennsylvania, growing up in Allentown, PA and Pittston, PA, respectively. Colin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in Economics, with Honors, and Bioengineering. Colin and Amy have a lot of family and friends in the Philadelphia area and split their time between the two cities.

Colin sits on the Board of CommunityLend, Bonobos and TicketLeap. Colin is on the Advisory Boards of a number of internet companies concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York and Philadelphia Regions.

In addition to his work with early stage companies in the Bay Area, Colin is active with the Philadelphia Start-up Leaders (PSL), Founder Factory, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton Business School.

Note from Colin about the Sandwith Ventures name:

People often ask about the origination of the name Sandwith Ventures. Sandwith Road is a main thoroughfare in the city of Rangoon in the country of Burma. My mother, Yi Yi Chit Maung Evans, and her 7 brothers and sisters all grew up in a house on Sandwith Road. A few years ago, with the majority of my aunts and uncles moving here to the United States, the Sandwith Road house was sold. The name Sandwith Ventures brings a smile to my mother's face every time she sees it and it is least I could do to remember a very important part of who I am and where I came from.

Colin Evans, Sandwith Ventures