Alexei brings to Autotech a long track record of investing in hard science startups related to both hardware and software, and he enjoys working with companies that build competitive barriers to entry via fundamental IP or strong network effects.
Previously, Alexei was a Managing Director of NY-based VC firm Harris & Harris Group, leading their Silicon Valley office. Prior to H&H, he was at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), contributing to their VC investments in advanced manufacturing, quantum computing, and alternative energy.
Dr. Andreev earned his MBA from Stanford, his PhD in Solid State Physics from Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute, and completed MA coursework in Liberal Sciences at Dartmouth. In his free time, he enjoys studying quantum mechanics, playing basketball, windsurfing, and surrealist artwork.
Dr. Andreev previously served as a board director or observer of numerous companies including D-Wave Systems, Adesto Technologies (NASDAQ:IOTS), Xradia (acquired by Zeiss), NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) and Molecular Imprints (acquired by Canon and Magic Leap).