Andy joined August Capital in 1996 and brings technology and market experience in such areas as open-source software, broadband communications, semiconductors, and computer systems. He has more than 20 years of experience as a founder, investor, and/or director of venture-backed start-ups, and has served on more than 30 public and private company boards. Andy currently serves on the boards of directors of Atheros Communications (NADAQ: ATHR), Broadlogic Systems, Luxtera, Magnum Semiconductor, MicroDisplay, Scintera, Tzero, Unity Semiconductor, and Ubicom. Andy has also led August Capital's investments in and served on the boards of Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) and Telocity (acquired by Hughes).
Prior to joining August Capital, Andy was involved in the formation and success of more than a dozen venture capital-backed start-ups, including Actel, MMC Networks, Silicon Architects (acquired by Synopsys), Transmeta, and Viewlogic.
In addition, Andy was president of The Technology Research Group (TRG), a Boston-based strategy consulting firm he founded in 1984. Through TRG, he provided business-strategy counsel to senior executives at many of the largest electronics companies around the world, including Alcatel, AT&T, EDS, IBM, and Intel.
Before starting TRG, Andy was Senior Editor of EDN Magazine; a research physicist with Panametrics, Inc.; and founder and president of his own consumer-electronics company. He was also a founder of the Massachusetts Center for Technology Growth, a private economic-development organization; and a director of the Massachusetts Microelectronics Center.
Andy is an often-cited authority on changing technologies and markets and has written and lectured extensively on the evolving structures of semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries. He wrote "The Computerless Computer Company," which won the McKinsey award for Article of the Year in the Harvard Business Review. Andy attended Princeton University and holds a U.S. patent.