Andrew White is a multi-exit entrepreneur with cross-functional experience in technology-enabled businesses. He is currently a Venture Partner at Mercury, where he focuses on startups in variety of software markets, including RetailTech, PropTech, ClimateTech, and GovTech. He is also the CEO of Mercury Ecommerce Acquisition Corp, a $175M blank check company focused on making one or multiple acquisitions in the ecommerce software and services industry. Andrew is also the founder of Sweat Equity Partners (SEP) which serves as his primary investment vehicle. SEP currently owns companies in the ClimateTech, PropTech and SaaS segments. Andrew led SEP’s creation of Path Environmental Technology in 2014, a leading ClimateTech provider of tank cleaning technology that significantly reduces air emissions, waste disposal and manhours. In 2020, Ara Partners purchased a controlling interest in Path in a successful recapitalization transaction. In 2005, Andrew led SEP’s development of Allied Warranty and, subsequently, Lone Star Repair, which together grew to over 200,000 customers and were sold to NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) in 2012. In addition, Andrew owns Geovox Security, a technology business that provides hard tech security platforms for military, penal and high secure facility customers around the world. Prior to SEP and his entrepreneurial experience, Andrew was the CFO, and then CEO, of Home Solutions of America, a publicly traded roll-up of fire/water restoration companies. During his tenure, he led the listing of Home Solutions on the American Stock Exchange. Andrew began his career at CS First Boston (now Credit Suisse) in the Leveraged Finance Group working on the coverage team for KKR.
In 2018, Andrew ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas, winning a position in the May 2018 run-off election. Andrew received his BA from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He currently serves on the UTHealth Development Board and the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs Development Board.