Alex Dam





Hailing from Michigan, Andrew is an American entrepreneur and musician turned VC with over 18 years of experience building companies - focusing on where creativity and innovation meet culture and technological scale.

Having co-founded Hawke Ventures and led two funds that raised $5 million and $25 million, respectively, Andrew is both a seasoned entrepreneur and investor.

Andrew has an extensive network in the West Coast start-up, VC, and corporate community, and he will be sharing his expertise in sales and marketing with Kiwi companies. At Hawke Ventures, Andrew had deep experience investing in Marketing Tech, AdvertisementTech, e-Commerce enablement and B2B SaaS.

Prior to Hawke, Andrew was originally a serial entrepreneur. Having worked in several young startups in his youth, Andrew then went on to co-found a startup with his brother called SnapSuits (he even pitched Rob back in the day in LA!). This venture raised capital and hit $2m USD revenue before Andrew ultimately wanted to pursue other ventures. Andrew then worked for an entertainment and music-focused family office with more than 130 investments before he moved to Hawke.