Andy Lombard is the CEO of Arizona Venture Development Corporation (AVC), a venture capital firm, where he continues a more than decade-long passion for energizing tech startups and entrepreneurial communities across the state.
Before becoming a VC, Andy was a prolific tech founder, building and exiting four VC-backed startups in B2B SaaS, Medical Device, Cyber Security, and Wireless Broadband. Andy’s many awards and highlights include being named an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and selected as a US Presidential Tech CEO Forum member.
Prior to becoming a tech founder, Andy spent 14 years at Motorola, most notably leading Motorola Asia, and then became an investor at Motorola Ventures with over $750M under management, 32 JVs, and 31 boards in 13 countries.
Andy was Co-founder of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, one of the largest business plan competitions in the US. He is also the founder of Venture Ready Accelerator, a world-class tech accelerator at ACA. Andy serves on several boards, including; AZ-VC, Investment Committee; Pangaea Ventures, LP Advisory Committee (LPAC); Board Member, Schola, Inc.; Member, Technology Advisor Board – Tech Launch Arizona, the tech transfer arm of the University of Arizona.