Vice President, Social InvestmentOffice: Boston Year: 2020
Andrew Chen is a vice president on the Social Investment team. His work includes oversight of the UP Fund, expanding the firm’s work in energy efficiency and building resiliency, and streamlining data partnerships.
Previous to this role, Andrew spent over 20 years as an entrepreneur and impact investor. He was a Managing Director at BlueHub Capital overseeing the firm’s community development venture capital activities. He invested, monitored or served on the boards of portfolio companies including Zipcar (IPO and now a division of Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR)), Acelero Learning, SelecTech, CASTion (acquired by ThermoEnergy), TracRac (acquired by a PE firm), and geoVue (acquired by Versata). Andrew also served as the founding CEO of WegoWise, a building efficiency analytics platform funded by BlueHub that integrated building performance data with sustainable real estate management practices. WegoWise was acquired by AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF).
Andrew graduated from Johns Hopkins with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. He then traded the Baltimore humidity for the Boston cold and received his S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT where his research focused on materials processing and technology commercialization.