Andrew has been a tech investor & entrepreneur for 20+ years. He founded 1955 Capital to invest in revolutionary technologies to solve the greatest global challenges of our time. 1955 was the largest VC firm debut in Q1 2016 & focuses on sustainable energy, food, agriculture, education, health & emerging tech.
Previously, Andrew was a general partner at Khosla Ventures ($6B AUM), joining in 2011 as one of six GP's leading the firm. He managed $500M+ in assets & has served as director or advisor to 20+ portfolio companies: Ambri, BioConsortia, Cogenra (SPWR), EcoMotors, Impossible Foods, Lanzatech, LS9 (REGI), Quantumscape (QS) & Wattpad (Naver). Andrew led the firm’s China activities & speaks fluent Mandarin & Cantonese. He also served as an advisor to a US-China trade mission led by the Secretaries of Commerce & Energy.
Prior to Khosla, Andrew was at Lightspeed ($10B AUM) & helped build the firm's cleantech, education & genomics practices that invested in Natera (NTRA), Nest (GOOG), Orbis Education (LOPE), Personalis (PSNL), Quantumscape (QS), SolarEdge (SEDG) & Solazyme (SZYM): collectively $30B in IPO/sale or current market value. Previously, Andrew worked at Bain Capital & Bain (consulting) & co-founded UberWorks (NWKC), an e-commerce platform incubated at Trilogy.
Andrew served on a White House roundtable on advanced manufacturing & has advised global leaders on energy policy. He has given talks on the future of food & energy, ESG investing, moonshot entrepreneurship & US-China relations at numerous conferences. Andrew was the Founding Chair of the Cleantech Board for TiE & a long-time advisor to the Cleantech Open.
Andrew graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Applied Math from Harvard & has an MBA from Wharton. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet at the Harvard School for Engineering & Applied Sciences. He is an avid musician, won a national singing contest & was a finalist in Hong Kong Idol. He has performed at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Shanghai Conservatory & off-Broadway.
Ambri, BioConsortia, Crop Enhancement, EcoMotors, Gridtential Energy, LanzaTech, Orbis Education, and Personalis