Andrea is a general partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners. Since joining the fund in 1999 she has invested in companies across a broad range of technologies. Andrea has an interest in software, video and television, as well as information and physical security. Andrea led Novak Biddleâ€™s investment in Matrics (acquired by Symbol Technologies), ObjectVideo, Avail Media, Intelliworks, CounterStorm and Centrifuge Systems. She has also been actively involved in the fundâ€™s investments in Trusted Computer Solutions and Trusted Edge (acquired by Filetek).
Andrea served as a judge for Ernst & Youngâ€™s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007. She has also been a member of the Steering Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Venture Associationâ€™s Capital Connection since 2005. In 2005 Andrea served as the co-chair for Early Stage East. In 2004, Washington Business Forward Magazine named Andrea to The Next Network, its list of 40 Rising Stars.
Prior to joining Novak Biddle, Andrea was a corporate finance attorney for 5 years representing technology companies, underwriters, and private equity funds.
Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the Johns Hopkins University. She also earned a Juris Doctor from Fordham University and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University. She is admitted to the bar in New York and Washington, D.C.