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General Partner at Google Ventures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Person Details


Andy Wheeler brings over a decade of startup experience to his role, most recently serving as chief technology officer of Adura, where he led the company’s development of energy management systems for commercial buildings.

Prior to joining Adura, Andy served as chief technology officer for Tendril Networks, helping consumers better understand and manage their energy usage.

He co-founded Ember Corporation, the leading provider of ZigBee network software and system-on-chip devices. Under Andy’s leadership, the company delivered multiple industry firsts, including shipping the first ZigBee system-on-chip, which is now in millions of the smart meters being deployed around the world. He began his startup career at Zipcar. Anyone who has used the car-sharing service has used the embedded wireless in-car technology that Andy developed.

Andy got his start in wireless and embedded technologies at the MIT Media Lab where he deployed large scale sensor networks under a DARPA grant. He was selected for the Technology Review 100 Top Innovators Under 35 award in 2003, and has multiple granted and pending patents in the fields of wireless networking and energy management.

Andy received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

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