David Andresen

David is veteran in cleantech, early stage technologies, and cross-border transactions. He has negotiated and structured dozens of private equity financings, from both within the hedge fund buy-side as well as from the investment banking sell-side. The transactions ranged from early stage to NASDAQ-listed companies, with a focus on cleantech; he has experience with international transactions in Europe, South America and Asia.

David is founder and CEO at Ecotech Advisors, since 2012. The company is a resource for technology companies and strategic investors advisory, advising on mergers & acquisitions, technology commercialization, and corporate finance transactions. David has served as an advisor to the International Finance Corporation (World Bank group) on sustainable development in underdeveloped and emerging regions, as well as next-generation clean technologies’ commercialization.

From 2008 to 2012, David served as leader and managing director of the cleantech practice at Oracle Capital Securities, where he managed and structured private equity transactions for cleantech companies. In 2010, he was appointed as chairman for San Diego for the Cleantech Open, the leading global cleantech competition and accelerator.

Between 2004 and 2008, David served as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at YAGI, a PIPE hedge fund with assets of over $1 billion. He negotiated and structured several milestone transactions for the fund in China and in the domestic cleantech sector.

From, 2000 to 2007, he was an advisor to an environmental hedge fund, with a strict value strategy, managed by Summit Global Management. From 1999 to 2004, he was the principal at Early Capital, a venture capital and investment banking advisory firm, where he was responsible for arranging and structuring financing from high tech corporate investors. Also, between 2000 and 2003, David served on the review board of CalTIP and CCAT, participating in the selection of companies for state and federal grant programs. Since 2008, David has supported atmospheric science research efforts and programs at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and he serves on board of directors of PI Energy, which is a next-generation solar technology company.

Formerly, David worked in astrophysics research and materials science research, funded respectively by NASA and DOE. He earned a bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego. David grew up and was educated in Europe. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 & 79 securities licenses and speaks fluent Spanish. He has been a guest speaker at investment banking, private equity, high tech and cleantech conferences.