Andy Palmer

Start-up guy in Cambridge, MA

Confirmed Investments · $25K to $100K each
Accepted Backers · $50K per syndicated deal · Learn more
What I Do

I am a specialist in founding & accelerating the growth of early stage companies.


Named 2013 Angel Investor of the year by the New England Venture Capital Association.

Over the past 20 years I've satisfied my career attention deficit disorder by helping start, fund or found more than 30 innovative companies that span enterprise software, internet, ecommerce and biotech.

Most recently I co-founded Data-Tamer with my friend and partner Mike Stonebraker, PhD.

In 2005, Mike and I worked with a bunch of fantastic people to build a world-class database systems engineering team, a truly innovative product & a fantastic company @ Vertica.

Prior to Vertica, I was as a member of the startup team at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI) as the company raised $130M+, treated its’ first cancer patient & filed it's first IND.

Before Infinity, I served as a member of the core startup teams at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM) as well as (NASDAQ: PCOR) and Trilogy.

What I'm Looking For

Great mission driven entrepreneurs, technologists and scientists who are not only fiercely competitive, but also care about how they succeed.

Christopher Ahlberg
Frank Moss
Innovation Iconoclast. Entrepreneur. Author, “The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices.” Former director, @massachusetts-institute-of-technology Media Lab. Co-founder of @bluefin-labs.
Ellen Rubin
Jeff Tong