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Andrew Maywah

Investment Director

Investment Areas:

Industrial Tech & Mobility

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Andrew Maywah is an Investment Director at TDK Ventures. He was voted as one of the Rising Stars of 2022 by Global Corporate Venturing, which represents the top 0.5% in the industry.

Prior to TDK Ventures, Andrew was with Silver Tiger Capital, a boutique private equity firm based in Beijing, China. Preceding Silver Tiger Capital, he was with GO Scale Capital, a PE firm in China. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Andrew enjoys trying out new cooking recipes and hiking on the weekends.

Current & Upcoming Deep Explorations

Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Marine Electric Vehicles Targeting Recreational Application

Exploration of seafaring and marine electrical vehicles targeting recreational boating applications.
Category: Industrial
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Robotic Solutions for Industrial Inspection

Exploration of industrial-grade robotics solutions for automated inspection of products as they are made within the manufacturing process.
Category: Mobility

Fleet Management & Telematics

This exploration provides learnings about technologies that are used for digitizing freight movement, improving asset utilization, operational excellence & predictability.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Residential Energy Storage

This exploration provides learnings about the future of home energy storage, where individual homes can be resilient and have sustainable backup power.
Category: Mobility
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Cleaning Robots

This exploration provides a broad high-level overview of startups developing robots for indoor cleaning applications.

Portfolio Companies Served

actnano is setting a new standard for electronics protection with its commercialized water and environmental- resistant nanocoating technology, Advanced nanoGuard™ (ANG).
With over 15 years of robot development, Agility Robotics revolutionary Digit model can provide a robot solution to work side by side with humans, for humans.
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Faction develops driverless vehicles that have the speed and performance of cars, but at the cost of a motorcycle, to reduce emissions, avoid gridlock, and improve energy use.
Metalenz brings state of the art upgrades to optics across the board (agility, versatility, and resolution) with improved performance at lower manufacturing cost.
Span has overhauled the 100-year-old electrical panel to bring the innovations of tomorrow into the homes of today.
Uhnder is a first of its kind radar-on-chip system made to automate system and precision feedback for the next generation of automotive vehicles.

Previous Deep Explorations

Category: Industrial
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Robot Force Sensing

This exploration provides learnings of robot force torque sensors to avoid accidents, increase robot efficiency, and improve the manufacturing process.
Category: Mobility

Two Wheel EV Landscape for the Indian Market

This exploration provides learnings about startups developing two wheelers with proprietary design elements, reasonable price points, and that can scale quickly to multiple product offerings while delivering reliable units to customers.
Category: Mobility
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Autonomous Last Mile Delivery

This exploration provides learnings of autonomous vehicles becoming new entrants to the last mile delivery market in order to effectively reduce the last mile delivery costs for both B2B and B2C applications increasing profitability.
Category: Next-Gen Materials
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Protective Coatings for Automotives Electronics

This exploration provides learnings about adequate protection of electric automotive electronics systems to combat environmental threats such as rain, dust, salt water, and temperature fluctuations which can cause serious damage to the car and driver.
Category: Healthtech
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

BioPharma Life Sciences Analytics

This exploration provides learnings about startups in the biopharma space who are seeking to improve their R&D lab efficiency as more of them are turning to big data analytics solutions to offer improvements as well as answers to important questions about their operations.
Category: Next-Gen Materials

Metal 3D Printing

This exploration investigates startups in the metal 3D printing industry providing scalable solutions to the market.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Smart Electrical Panels

This exploration provides learnings on smart electrical panel start-ups and the homeowners usage for managing their home energy sources.
Category: Industrial
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Humanoid Robotics

This exploration provides learnings on humanoid robots and how they will have a major impact on a wide variety of industrial applications through their ability to accomplish important tasks.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Optical Solutions for 3D Sensing and Imaging for Mobile Devices

This exploration provides learnings on 3D sensing in mobile devices beyond the consumer realm which could unlock valuable market opportunities.
Category: Mobility
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Automotive Radar

This exploration provides learnings from short and long-range radar sensors that monitor the environment around a vehicle in real-time, providing critical data to ADAS systems in order to improve driver safety and comfort.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

EV Lithium-Ion Battery Systems

This exploration provides learnings from the market for EV lithium-ion batteries as there is a rapidly increasing EV production driven by the need for major automakers to meet strict global greenhouse gas emissions standards.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Li-Ion Battery Recycling

This exploration provides learnings from various pyro, hydro, and direct recycling technologies that would enable more sustainable Li-Ion battery production.
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