Andy Palmer ’88 Wins ‘Angel of the Year’ (Boston Globe)

Andy Palmer ’88

Andy Palmer, Class of 1988, has received the Angel Investor of the Year award from the New England Venture Capital Association’s first venture capital awards ceremony, the Boston Globe reports.


Palmer is a serial entrepreneur who has helped start, fund or found more than 25 companies in technology, health care and the life sciences. Most recently, he founded Koa Lab, a shared workspace in Harvard Square for promising start-ups. He also co-founded Data Tamer with MIT professor Michael Stonebraker. Previously, Palmer was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems (acquired by Hewlett Packard), and before that was a member of the start-up team and the SVP and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI).

Andy earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1994 and his undergraduate degrees in English and history (with a computer science minor) from Bowdoin College in 1988.

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