Andy van Dam

Thomas J. Watson, Junior Professor of Technology & Education at Brown University

Andy van Dam

Andy van Dam

Thomas J. Watson, Junior Professor of Technology & Education at Brown University

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1892

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

12/1938

Age

82

Interests

Skiing, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving

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Intellectual Property Attorney at Velocity Equity Partners LLC

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Fund Advisor at Linden Manager LLC

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Founder & Managing Director at The Venture Capital Fund of New England

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Founder at Gemini Investors LLC

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Advisor at Velocity Equity Partners LLC

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Advisor at Alpine Meridian Ventures LP

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Vice President-Corporate Development & General Counsel at CiDRA Corporate Services, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Founder at CiDRA Corporate Services, Inc.

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Founder at Kayon Partners LLC

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Former Vice President, Operations at Deerpath Energy, Inc.

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Andy van Dam
Thomas J. Watson, Junior Professor of Technology & Education at Brown University
Education
Ph.D.
Class of 1966

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

B.S. Degree in Engineering Sciences with Honors
Class of 1960

Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues. So much of what Swarthmore stands for, from its commitment to curricular breadth and rigor to its demonstrated interest in facilitating discovery and fostering social responsibility, lies in the quality and passion of its faculty. A student/faculty ratio of 8:1 ensures that students have close, meaningful engagement with their professors, preparing the former to translate the skills and understanding gained at Swarthmore into the mark they want to make on the world. The College's Honors program features small groups of dedicated and accomplished students working closely with faculty; an emphasis on independent learning; ongoing dialogue between students and their peers, teachers, and examiners; and an examination at the end of two years' study by outside scholars. Swarthmore's idyllic, 425-acre arboretum campus features rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails, and is located just 11 miles from Philadelphia.

Memberships
Fellow
2004 - Current

The American Association for the Advancement of Science provides science related journal, program, and education services. The firm also promotes the responsible use of science in public policy. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Fellow
2000 - Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Career History
Advisor
Current

Velocity Equity Partners focuses on investments in early-stage growth companies located primarily in the Northeastern region of the US. The firm invests mainly in the information technology and manufacturing technology sectors. Within the information technology sector, they focus on: (1) enterprise software and infrastructure (2) communications infrastructure (3) wireless applications and (4) niche vertical software applications. Velocity Equity Partner's investments in the manufacturing technology sector include: (1) silicon and hardware-based technologies (2) sensors and process controls and (3) applications of technologies to manufacturing processes and industrial products. The firm targets companies with defensible advantages and realistic potential for growth and profitability. Companies must have the potential to achieve annual revenues of $30 million within 5 years and show at least 100% year-to-year revenue growth for at least the first 3 years. Velocity Equity Partners prefers to make investments in the range of $1 million to $5 million

Thomas J. Watson, Junior Professor of Technology & Education
Current

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Velocity Equity Partners focuses on investments in early-stage growth companies located primarily in the Northeastern region of the US. The firm invests mainly in the information technology and manufacturing technology sectors. Within the information technology sector, they focus on: (1) enterprise software and infrastructure (2) communications infrastructure (3) wireless applications and (4) niche vertical software applications. Velocity Equity Partner's investments in the manufacturing technology sector include: (1) silicon and hardware-based technologies (2) sensors and process controls and (3) applications of technologies to manufacturing processes and industrial products. The firm targets companies with defensible advantages and realistic potential for growth and profitability. Companies must have the potential to achieve annual revenues of $30 million within 5 years and show at least 100% year-to-year revenue growth for at least the first 3 years. Velocity Equity Partners prefers to make investments in the range of $1 million to $5 million

Independent Director
2008 - 2011

GeoSentric Oyj develops and offers products and technical solutions for location-based services (LBS) and LBS-enabled social networks. Its products include software applications for mobile devices, personal navigation systems, and web browsers. Its intellectual property is delivered as software in products via the GyPSii product platform. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Salo, Finland.

Member, Technical Advisory Board
1991 - 2006

Microsoft Research conducts research in computer science and software engineering fields. It offers research services for both basic and applied research in computer science fields. Microsoft Research was founded by Richard Rashid in 1991 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Chairman
1985 - 1987

TO STRENGTHEN RESEARCH AND ADVANCED EDUCATION IN COMPUTING AND ALLIED FIELDS.

Political Donations
$250
2006

Former Governor of Rhode Island

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