Dartmouth Engineering

Andrew Lackner

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Andrew Lackner
Company / Organization
GE Ventures
professional Title
Senior Director, Investments

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, strategy consulting, corporate innovation, and corporate business development (partnering, business plan development, M&A diligence).  Andrew is currently working with Accenture Bloom, the incubations practice of Accenture focused on helping Fortune 500 companies to conceive, launch, and scale new ventures that respond to digital disruption.  Within Accenture Bloom, Andrew leads Bloom Capital, a program focused on expanding Accenture's and Accenture's clients' access to capital and expertise to assist with the launch of Fortune 500 incubated new ventures.

Previously, Andrew worked for ten years at GE where he helped establish the venture capital team focused on energy within GE Capital Energy Financial Services.  At GE Andrew also helped found and operate a $300MM VC fund called Energy Technology Ventures with GE, ConocoPhillips, and NRG, and helped create and operate GE Ventures, GE’s corporate innovation practice.  At GE, Andrew also led a $100MM open innovation investment and partnering program focused on the smart grid called the ecomagination Innovation Challenge.  GE Energy Financial Services was named Investor of the Year in 2011 and the most active corporate partner in the years of 2008 through 2013 by the CleanTech Group, and GE Ventures was named Unit of the Year in 2016 by Global Corporate Venturing.

Prior to GE, Andrew worked at Columbia Capital, a private VC firm with over $3.5B of assets under management.  He also worked as a strategy consultant for venture capital-backed companies and corporate venture capital programs at Fletcher Spaght in Boston.  And as a product manager for a $60MM per year software product of MicroStrategy, a public business intelligence software company.  Andrew has personally worked on the closing of over 100 VC financings.   Andrew lives in Boston with his wife Karen and son Jackson.