Andrew Pignanelli
Founder & CEO

In 2019, Andrew founded Velvet (formerly known as Decheque) with the goal of making it easier for people and companies to access private investment funds. Since then, Velvet has developed solutions for private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds to raise institutional money fully-online. Andrew and his cofounder, Alex Johnson, became the youngest ever owners of a broker-dealer company when Velvet’s subsidiary company attained FINRA membership in 2021.