Zaid Ashai is a General Partner at Point Judith Capital and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nexamp, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions in New England, which he had overseen at Point Judith Capital. Prior to Point Judith, Zaid worked at Good Energies, a global Clean Technology venture capital firm beginning in 2007 and in that role spent the majority of his time focused on investments in next generation technologies in energy efficiency. He led investments in Nexamp, 3TIER (leading provider of renewable energy forecasting and assessment software), Emergence Bioenergy (developer of alternative energy solutions for low-income and developing countries), Everpower (leading wind power producer) and Kalpan (an independent hydro producer in India). While at Good Energies, Zaid was elected a Kauffman Fellow. Zaid has been a board member or observer to Earth Aid, Nexamp, 3TIER, Kalpan Hydro, and Emergence Bioenergy.
He joined Good Energies from HarbourVest Partners, a global private equity firm based in Boston, MA. As an associate at HarbourVest, Zaid completed early stage and growth equity investments in the technology sector. He had board level responsibilities on Intertrade Systems, Trellix Networks, Moai Technologies, and Network Engines. Before joining HarbourVest Partners, he was an investment banking analyst in Credit Suisse’s Technology Group.
Zaid holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPA from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. At Harvard University, Zaid was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow. He has an AB in International Relations and Economics, with honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University.
Zaid has served as a judge and mentor for the New England Cleantech Open and has served as a guest faculty member for the Pennsylvania Power Law Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.