Andy Rubin Biography
Andrew E. Rubin is an American computer programmer, engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is the founder and CEO of tech startup incubator Playground Global and a partner at venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures. He is the co-founder and former CEO of both Danger Inc.
Some news out of the civil lawsuit against former Google exec Andy Rubin: The court ruled to unseal the complaint from his wife that details allegations about his extramarital relationships. The document had been sealed since October. You can read it here: https://t.co/ewhRZ9nnpD
— Ryan Mac ? (@RMac18) July 2, 2019
Andy Rubin Age
He is 56 years old.
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I’m usually not one for sharing apocalyptic visions, but this one has incredible imagery and a happy ending. Kudos to the artist: https://t.co/B6GrJao5NP
— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 16, 2018
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Andy Rubin Early life and education
Rubin grew up in Chappaqua, New York, the son of a psychologist who later founded his own direct-marketing firm. His father’s firm created photographs of the latest electronic gadgets to be sent with credit card bills. He attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York from 1977 until 1981 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Utica College, Utica, New York in 1986.
Andy Rubin Nick Name
He was nicknamed “Android” by his co-workers at Apple in 1989 due to a love of robots, with the nickname eventually becoming the official name of the Android operating system.
Andy Rubin Career
Andy Rubin worked at Apple from 1989 to 1992 as a manufacturing engineer.
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The complaint in the civil case against disgraced former Google exec and Android creator Andy Rubin was sealed for 8 months. A judge made it public today. Find out more about his estranged wife’s lawsuit here: https://t.co/m0RIR1jcE0
— Ryan Mac ? (@RMac18) July 2, 2019
After Android was acquired by Google in 2005, Rubin became the company’s senior vice president of mobile and digital content, where he oversaw development of Android, an open-source operating system for smartphones. On March 13, 2013, Larry Page announced in a blog post that Rubin had moved from the Android division to take on new projects at Google, with Sundar Pichai taking over Android. In December 2013, Rubin started management of the robotics division of Google (which includes companies bought by Google, such as Boston Dynamics). On October 31, 2014, he left Google after nine years at the company to start an incubator for hardware startups.
Andy Rubin Sexual harassment allegations
— DTHSTR (@CDADeathStar) July 3, 2019
According to The New York Times, while the departure was presented to the media as an amicable one where Rubin would spend more time on philanthropy and start-ups, CEO Larry Page personally asked for Rubin’s resignation after a sexual harassment claim by an employee against Rubin was found to be credible during an investigation by Google; the employee, with whom Rubin had an extramarital relationship, accused him of coercing her into oral sex in a hotel room in 2013. Rubin disputed these reports and denied wrongdoing. The incident, among others, led to the 2018 Google walkouts from Google’s employee workforce over Rubin reportedly receiving a $90 million “exit package” to expedite his separation from the company. Google responded by sending a memo to employees saying no employees dismissed due to sexual harassment concerns after 2016 had received payouts.
Andy Rubin After Google
Rubin founded Playground Global in 2015 along with Peter Barrett, Matt Hershenson and Bruce Leak. The company is a tech incubator that provides resources, mentorship and funding to startups making hardware devices, specifically to help make advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Playground Global has raised a $300 million fund from investors including Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Seagate Technology and Tencent, among others. It has invested in several companies, including Owl Labs.
Rubin eventually joined and helped create the Android phone start-up Essential Products. In November 2017, he took a leave of absence from Essential Products after reports of the inappropriate relationship from his time at Google surfaced. In December 2017, he returned to Essential Products.
Rubin and his ex-wife, Rie Rubin, owned and operated Voyageur du Temps, a bakery and cafe in Los Altos, California, which closed in September 2018.
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Android co-founder Andy Rubin accused of cheating wife out of fortune while running a sex ringhttps://t.co/7FSpXKyGOs
— Lola Netty (@TXTrumpette89) July 3, 2019
The co-founder of Android who reportedly received a $90 million severance from Google in the wake of misconduct allegations is now being accused of running a sex ring.
Andy Rubin is being sued by his estranged wife Rie, who claims in court documents that were filed in October but only now unsealed, that he and lawyer Stephen M Peters worked together to defraud her of millions by having her sign a bogus and misleading prenuptial agreement.
Rie writes in her complaint that she was also caught off-guard when she learned about her then-husband’s sexual proclivities, discovering emails in which he wrote to at least one woman about ‘owning’ her and then ‘lending’ her out at his will.
She also alleges that among the women with whom Rubin allegedly had extramarital affairs was an individual referred to as ‘M,’ who she claims was complicit in helping the father of her children run a sex ring.
Rie, who is also seeking a divorce from Rubin in family court, is demanding a jury trial and asking that the prenuptial agreement she signed be voided, thus allowing her to collect on the $350 million her estranged husband earned during their marriage.
‘This is a family law dispute involving a wife who regrets her decision to execute a prenuptial agreement,’ said an attorney for Rubin.
‘It is full of false claims and we look forward to telling our side of the story.’
- Andy Rubin has been accused of running a “sex ring” with at least one woman, unsealed court documents revealed Tuesday, shedding new light on last year’s New York Times report detailing a claim by Rubin’s now ex-wife that the Android creator had been involved in “ownership relationships” with multiple women.
- A woman identified in the court documents as “M” would “agree to perform various sexual acts with multiple men,” have it filmed for “the enjoyment of Rubin and other men,” and then would have sex with Rubin “off-camera,” the complaint alleges.
- Also, central to the complaint is the accusation that Rubin cheated his former wife out of a lot of money with a prenuptial agreement that didn’t cover some of his personal wealth and that may have been drafted by an attorney with a conflict of interest.
Android creator Andy Rubin accused of running a ‘sex ring’ https://t.co/gE1c1Bq187
— Corie (@Saweety808) July 3, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Andy Rubin is being sued by his estranged wife Rie, who seeks to have the couple’s prenuptial agreement voided in a complaint unsealed on Tuesday
- She claims Rubin defrauded her of millions by setting her up with a lawyer and not revealing the same man represented him in his first divorce
- Rie claims that Rubin would enter into agreements with women whom he paid to own and would then lend out for sex, even filming some having orgies
- Being owned is kinda like you are my property and I can loan you to other people, reads one message,’ reads an email to one woman from Rubin
- ‘This is a family law dispute involving a wife who regrets her decision to execute a prenuptial agreement,’ said Rubin’s lawyer, adding suit is full of ‘false claims’
- Rubin got a reported $90 million severance from Google after one of his employees said he coerced her into performing oral sex in 2013