Andrew Fox

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Andrew Fox
Andrew Fox Andrew Fox
BornNew York City
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materAdelphi University & NYU
💼 Occupation
CEO, co-founder GetCharged, Inc.

Andrew Fox is the CEO and co-founder of GetCharged, Inc. (Charge), a micromobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for e-scooters and e-bikes,[1] founder of Track Entertainment, and also founder of Track.Net.[2][3][4][5] He is the founder and chairman of Clubplanet, an online nightlife resource.[2][6][7] Additionally, Fox is the founder of 3-G Communications, a cellular tower leasing and financing firm, and Way Communications, a communication firm based in New York City.[2][8] He is the director of the New York City chapter of ChairScholars Foundation, a member of the executive committee of the Young Presidents Organization. Fox is co-founder of YJP New York, The Young Jewish Professionals, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing business, educational, and mentoring opportunities for the new generation of Jewish business leaders. Named New Yorker of the Week, one of the “30 Most Influential People in Nightlife” and featured in Crain’s “40 Under 40”,[9] he has also been featured in Forbes,[10] NY Post[11] and Wall Street Journal.

Early life and education[edit]

Fox was born in New York City and raised in Tampa, Florida.[2][8] He attended Adelphi University and NYU and earned a degree in accounting.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After graduating from Adelphi University, Fox founded Clubplanet, an online nightlife resource, as a message board and online directory of New York City’s nightclubs.[8][12] At the time, he worked as an analyst for Sanford Bernstein, an investment bank.[12] In 1997, Fox quit his job at Sanford Bernstein after realizing he wanted to try something more creative.

1997-present[edit]

Fox began expanding Clubplanet by creating a guest list service and having clubs such as The Limelight and Tunnel advertise on the website.[12] The website expanded to Miami, Florida in 1997.[2] By 1998 and 1999 it had expanded to Los Angeles, California and Chicago, Illinois.[2] Along the way Clubplanet transformed and became known as Track Entertainment and bought and merged Angel Music Group, Wantickets, Global Gathering, NewYears.com, Fear Less TV and TMG. The business transitioned from a website to events, television and ecommerce.[8] By 2002, Fox was transitioning Track Entertainment from a club website to a company worth more than $50 million.[8] That year, the company hosted over 1,500 live events.[5][12] In 2006, Crain's New York Business selected Fox as one of its 40 under 40 honorees.[12]

In 2008, Fox contacted Cerebrus, a private equity fund and Maxim’s majority stake holder, with a plan to save the magazine and offered $40 million for the brand in November 2009.[4][13] In June 2011, Fox founded Spreadsave, a social shopping website.[14] He serves on Spreadsave’s board.[14] In December 2011, the New York Post named Fox King of New York.[6]

In 2018, Fox cofounded GetCharged, Inc. (“Charge”) a micromobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for e-bikes and e-scooters.[1] The Company’s docking stations will be installed in privately and publicly owned parking garages, lots, spaces and college campuses throughout major markets around the world, providing a convenient, safe and cost-effective space to charge, store and service e-vehicles, while reducing e-vehicle clutter on city streets and sidewalks. Charge has entered into numerous agreements with garage operators and property owners, securing a network of nearly 2,500 locations to install its docking stations. Charge is also developing a proprietary mobile application that will interface with its docking stations and provide users with available locations as well as real-time e-vehicle availability of partnered rideshare platforms.[15]

Philanthropy[edit]

Since 1999 Fox has been the director of the New York City chapter of ChairScholars Foundation, a scholarship fund that helps physically challenged children attend college.[16] In October 2009, Fox was named New Yorker of the week by the NY1 television station for his role in ChairScholars.[17]

Media Quotes[edit]

“Atlanta represents an ideal and timely market for Charge’s first city installations, as the local micromobility movement is flourishing with more than 10,000 shared e-scooters permitted on the City’s streets. The city of Atlanta recognizes the issues with dockless systems and is starting to crack down on e-scooter companies, having recently issued more than $100K in fines and impound fees, and it is time for the community to have a workable solution that solves these issues and empowers the micromobility industry.” [18]

“The micro-mobility movement that has taken major cities around the world by storm offers many advantages to travelers and addresses issues related to short-distance commuting,” said CEO Andrew Fox. “But there are significant problems with the dockless model, including unused e-vehicles cluttering city streets and sidewalks.” [19]

“We’re hopeful New York will embrace innovation with this bill and unlock the many benefits micro mobility offers,” Charge CEO Andrew Fox said. “Charge is ready to provide a solution for the sidewalk clutter other cities around the world are grappling with by carving out a home for e-bikes and scooters. New York should learn from other cities’ mistakes by using Charge to keep sidewalks clean, while boosting green transportation providing new options to those living in transit deserts.” [20]

“The city of Atlanta recognizes the issues with dockless systems and is starting to crack down on e-scooter companies, having recently issued more than $100,000 in fines and impound fees, and it is time for the community to have a workable solution that solves these issues and empowers the micromobility industry.” [21]

“We don’t think that NYC has the ample sidewalk space to properly do this,” said Charge CEO Andrew Fox. “There are still pedestrians on sidewalks who deserve the right not to have to climb over things. That’s what we’re seeing in California right now, a tremendous amount of micro-mobility devices littering the streets.” [22]

“What I see as the future of a smart city is we need to have the infrastructure to support micro-mobility,” he says. “So we are building out that worldwide network to support the ambitions of micro-mobility.” Local governments, says Fox, need to figure out how to better incorporate e-scooters, but they need to do so without compromising the integrity of their cities." [23]

"[There] are significant problems with the dockless model, including unused e-vehicles cluttering city streets and sidewalks," Andrew Fox, Charge’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. "Charge offers an elegant solution that provides users and ride share operators with a convenient place to charge e-vehicles, protecting the integrity of city streets and sidewalks, and keeping pedestrians safe." [24]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About". May 15, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Built To Enjoy: Andrew Fox's 100% Owned $30M ClubPlanet". July 14, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  3. "INSTANT MBA: There's A Couple Of Things You Need To Do Before Selling Your Business". June 6, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mogul tells Maxim: Sell or die". November 30, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nightcrawler". December 12, 2005. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The king of Times Square". December 30, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  7. "Nightclubbing". December 11, 2005. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 "The Multi-Millionaire Clubber Who Turned His Party Days Into Pay Days". June 29, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  9. "40 Under 40". n.d. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  10. "Nightcrawler". December 12, 2005. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  11. "The King of Times Square". December 30, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 "Andrew Fox, 33". October 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  13. "Exec Wants To Save Maxim, But Will His Plan Work?". November 30, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Nightclub entrepreneur moves into daily deals". August 29, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  15. "Charge". May 15, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  16. "Track Entertainment's Andrew Fox on ChairScholars". October 13, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  17. "Starr report". October 16, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  18. "Atlanta seeks to keep e-scooters, bikes off streets, sidewalks". June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  19. "New company Charge engages Queen-based Boyce Technologies". May 9, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  20. "Two Queens lawmakers propose legislation to legalize e-bikes and e-scooters in New York City". April 30, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  21. "Atlanta deckles vehicles are getting docks". June 6, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  22. "New York-based company wants to keep e-scooters off city sidewalks". May 19, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  23. "Scooter Season Is Here Again—but Will It Be Less of a Menace This Time?". May 15, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  24. "Charge unveils plan for dockless vehicle charging, parking". April 22, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.


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