Andrew Thompson

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Spring Ridge Ventures

Andrew Thompson is a Silicon Valley based entrepreneur and investor with a 30-year track record of successful technology-based innovation in the private and public sectors. As a Founder and Chief-Executive he has raised over $750M in private, public and corporate capital for first-in-category companies and personally negotiated three successful M&A transactions with Fortune 50 enterprises. In 2011 he was profiled by Adam Bryant in the New York Times “Corner Office”: ( From 2003 to 2020 he was Co-Founder, Chief Executive and Board Member of Proteus Digital Health. The company’s digital medicine solutions have proven to dramatically improve clinical outcomes delivered by oral drugs and have the potential to enable a more sustainable model for innovation in pharmaceuticals that leverages the power of silicon, software and mobile devices. Passionate about bringing digital innovation to education, since 2002 he has been Co-Founder and Board Member of Summit Schools, a leading Charter School organization with an acclaimed track record and unique digital platform, featured in the Davis Guggenheim movie “Waiting for Superman”. He works in digital humanities innovation as a Member of the Stanford University Libraries Board. He is a co-founder of Parker Library Online, a leading destination for digital medieval studies. The Thompson family are actively engaged with the cause of freedom, especially in Estonia. Since 1993 through their Kistler-Ritso Foundation, they have helped fund numerous initiatives, (most notably Vabamu ( and are close to government leaders who have made Estonia the most digitally enabled society in the world today. From 2009 Thompson has been a frequent presenter for the World Economic Forum, first as a Technology Pioneer, then Forum Advisor and now a founding member of the Forum’s Vanguard Community. He served on the California Governor’s Health IT Security Advisory Board, is a Commissioner of the United States National Council on Competitiveness, a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Keck Graduate Institute School of Medicine, an Associate of Oxford University’s Creative Destruction Lab and an Advisor to several private companies. He holds master’s degrees in Engineering (Cambridge), Education (Stanford) and Business (Stanford GSB) and is a named inventor on over 50 issued patents.