Andrew Friendly
Clean Technology 2008
Andrew Friendly

Andrew Friendly

Senior Associate
Advanced Technology Ventures

Andrew joined ATV in 2007 and focuses on investments in clean technology companies. He is an observer on the board of Rive Technology.

Andrew co-leads the Renewable Energy Business Network (, and also serves on the advisory board of the New England Clean Energy Council (

Previously, Andrew was a Director at Idealab in Pasadena, CA, where he evaluated energy and clean technologies for possible investment and company creation. He focused on various areas including solar PV and thermal, fuel cells, hydrogen generation, flywheels, small-scale wind, advanced batteries, new transportation concepts, and building monitoring hardware and software. He played an active role with Idealab companies, serving on Boards, assisting with strategy, developing partner and customer relationships, and securing venture capital.

Prior to Idealab, Andrew was a Partner at Clean Edge, a strategic consulting practice for the cleantech sector and Senior Manager of Business Development & Strategy at Zambeel, Inc. Andrew also spent five years at The White House in a variety of positions including Personal Aide to President Clinton and Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for the Americas where he worked with Congress to design trade legislation and assisted U.S. companies in gaining access to Latin American markets.

Andrew holds an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from Middlebury College.