Andrew has been a tech investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. He founded 1955 Capital to invest in transformative companies that can solve the most pressing issues in the developing world. 1955 was the largest venture capital firm debut in Q1 2016 and focuses on sustainability (energy, food, agriculture), education, health, and other emerging technologies. Prior to launching 1955 Capital, Andrew was a general partner at Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm with over $6 billion under management and the world’s largest sustainable technology venture portfolio. Andrew joined Khosla in 2011 as one of six partners leading the firm. He managed over $500 million in assets and has served as board director or helped advise more than 20 Khosla portfolio companies.
1955 Capital's mission is to invest in technologies from the developed world to solve the developing world's greatest challenges. The genesis of this mission is pretty simple. It's a natural extension of everything that I set out to do in venture capital over the past 15 years as an investor in sectors like energy, environment, food, agriculture, health, and education. Even in the early days in my career, I focused heavily on issues associated with sustainability, the problems that humanity is facing, and how technology might be able to solve or influence those problems. My team and I have trained all our lives to tackle this big mission.4 March 2021
Nature's Fynd has the potential to redefine the future of food. They have developed tasty products across multiple food groups faster than any other food tech company that 1955 Capital has seen. Their elegant manufacturing process supports a scalable and cost-effective production method that will be critical for achieving competitive pricing, particularly in developing world markets where this technology is most needed. With the global impact of livestock-related illnesses like coronavirus and swine flu that have disrupted the world economy, it's more critical than ever to build a clean and sustainable food supply.4 March 2021
One of the biggest reasons we’re so excited about this company compared to any other food tech companies — and I saw many at Khosla where we were the first investors in Impossible Foods and Ripple [Foods] — is that they’ve really been able to develop tasty products across multiple food groups, faster and with elegant manufacturing processes at a low cost.4 March 2021