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Zaid Ashai


Zaid leads the firm's Cleantech investing efforts with a focus on energy efficiency. He represents Point Judith on the boards of Nexamp, Power Assure, Powerhouse Dynamics, Retroficiency, and MyEnergy (acquired by Nest).

He joined Point Judith Capital from Good Energies, a leading multi-stage Cleantech venture firm where he led investments in Nexamp (the leading provider of renewable energy solutions in New England, which was co-led by Point Judith Capital), 3Tier (leading provider of renewable energy forecasting and assessment software), Emergence Bioengineering (a developer of alternative energy solutions for low-income and developing countries) Everpower (leading wind power producer) and Kalpan (an independent hydro producer in India).

Most recently Zaid worked at HarbourVest Partners, a global private equity firm based in Boston, MA. As an associate, Zaid completed early-stage and growth equity investments in the technology sector and had board level responsibilities on Intertrade Systems, Trellix Networks, Moai Technologies, and Network Engines. Prior to HarbourVest Partners, he was an investment banking analyst in Credit Suisse's Technology Group.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Zaid holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard where he was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow. He earned his AB, with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, in international relations from Brown University.

Zaid is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 13 and is served his fellowship under mentor Michael Ware at Good Energies in Washington, DC.