Andy Volk

Andy Volk

Principal
Downtempo, LLC

Andy Volk

Working from a late-night experiment in creating a social internet radio community while at Nanocosm Inc., Andy co-invented and launched Live365.com in 1999, which experienced exponential user growth and went on to eclipse the number of stations in the U.S. radio market within six months of the service launch, in addition to being named one of the “Top 6 Killer Apps” by Deutsche Bank Alex Brown that same year. Within one year of launch, Live365 rapidly grew to become the internet’s second-largest broadcaster with over 2.7 million Annual Tuning Hours [ATH].

While at Scour Inc., Andy became the lead product manager in charge of their web application product line, which included their myCaster internet broadcasting application and their Scour Exchange P2P software. After joining Yahoo! to manage some of their first streaming music subscription and community products, Andy’s role expanded to develop and manage streaming audio/video products for groups including Yahoo! Entertainment, Music, Sports, and AT&T Yahoo!, and was tapped to manage the launch and ongoing product management for the first year of Yahoo’s groundbreaking Video Search vertical.

With over 10 years of product management experience, Andy is also the listed inventor on five of Yahoo!’s online media patent applications, and is one of the creators of Media RSS. Andy is currently the Principal and Founder of Downtempo LLC, an internet product development and strategy consultancy located in San Francisco’s Mission District.