Andrew

Batey

2023

Andrew

Batey

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Beatdapp

“Andrew Batey is an accomplished entertainment & technology entrepreneur and early adopter of major industry transformations across music, social media, and web3. Over the last 15 years, The Peak’s 2023 Emerging Leader raised $50M+ for his own startups and filed 40+ patents across seven countries around artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and data infrastructure. Now, as the Founder and Co-CEO of Beatdapp, his focus is on helping music labels and artists collect royalties and combat streaming fraud through blockchain innovation. The Vancouver, Canada-based company offers a tracking system that authenticates, verifies, and validates media streamed in real time and has been recognized as a Top 20 Music Company Globally by Crunchbase (Out of Top 10,000), #2 Seed Stage Company in Canada, and selected for “”Emerging Rockets List”” (2020 & 2021). The startup team has also graduated from accelerators such as Creative Destruction Labs, 500 Startups and Project Music Portfolio.

In the early years, Batey spent time helping launch multiple top 10 artists, lifestyle brands, and growth hacking web properties such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube before they were the marketing tools we know today. Committed to staying close to the music business, he harnessed his creative side to release a song under the artist name Urban Outlaws, which wound up charting #4 on US Country Music Singles and playlisted on Spotify’s Wild Country. If it wasn’t obvious, Batey stays curious and has always had a knack for testing business ideas and marketing strategies. Away from work, he’s taught 4th-year Advertising and Marketing courses at multiple universities over eight years. Currently a part-time professor at Trinity Western University, he loves connecting and mentoring the next generation. When he’s not at his desk, you’ll find him on a snowboard and enjoying coffee with his wife.”