Andrew joined Dolby Family Ventures, L.P. in 2014 and currently serves as a managing director where he helps lead technology investments across a range of portfolios. Andrew is a board director of Phase Four, H2U, and TripleBlind and a board observer of Diamond Age and Roviero. His previous director roles include Discovery Echo and Plethora. He is a Kauffman Fellow, Class 22.
Prior to Dolby Family Ventures, Andrew earned an MBA at the Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley, where he graduated with honors and was the recipient of the inaugural Investment Management Fellowship and the CFA Merit Award, as well as being a Consortium Fellow. He has served as a Mentor in the Investment Fellowship Program since 2016.
Andrew spent five years in investment banking at Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch and RBS, where he was a Vice President in the Technology, Telecom & Media group focused on the capital markets. Andrew began his career in the Valuation Advisory Practice of Ernst & Young.
Andrew has a BS degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, with a double-concentration in Finance and Accounting.
This article describes screening of an entire manganese/cobalt/tantalum/lead oxide composition space for catalytic activity and stability for water oxidation under PEM conditions using the scanning-droplet cell and high throughput catalyst discovery methodology.
This article describes the fundamentals of electrolysis and water splitting to generate green hydrogen. It discusses the role of catalysts as well as the differences between various technological implementations of electrolysis at the system level.
This article reports the performance of a low-cost, earth-abundant, water oxidation catalyst based on an oxide of nickel, manganese and antimony. The catalyst is stable and active under such conditions and is characterized spectroscopically.
This article describes the use of low-cost, earth-abundant catalysts for chlorine production under conditions typically used commercially in the chlor-alkali process. Studies of the bulk and surface of the electrocatalyst indicate minimal changes in structure and activity as a result of extended chlorine evolution under such conditions.
This article describes the construction and use of a novel instrument, the scanning droplet cell, to quantify the electrocatalysts millions of times more rapidly than alternative methods. The utility of the scanning droplet cell is also demonstrated in evaluating quantitatively the performance of large libraries of different materials combinations for water oxidation.
This article describes the novel use and implementation of high speed video-based characterization of the activity and stability of electrocatalysts based on the rate and size of the bubbles associated with evolved gas. The general approach is highly parallel and allowed identification of active catalysts from a library that contained 231 unique combinations of materials in less than one minute.
This article describes the use of a monolithically integrated device based on tandem semiconductor junctions protected by an amorphous titanium dioxide layer for the direct production of hydrogen and oxygen from water with sunlight as the only input. The system was stable and intrinsically safe with a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency in excess of 10% without producing electricity as an intermediate process step.
This article summarizes the key steps that have been taken towards delivering a fully functional solar fuels generator, which have exploited advances in nanotechnology at all hierarchical levels of device construction, and include the discovery of earth-abundant electrocatalysts for fuel formation and materials for the stabilization of light absorbers.
This article describes the discovery using high throughput experimentation of a family of active water oxidation catalysts based on the manganese antimony oxides. The rutile oxides have the same or better thermodynamic operational stability as iridium oxide under operational conditions but at a tiny fraction of the raw materials cost.