Andrew Kahn

CEO & Co-Founder

Andrew co-founded Partners for Growth with Don Campbell in 2004, and has been structuring custom financing for technology companies for the past 35 years.


Prior to forming PFG, Andrew and Don together managed Hambrecht & Quist Guaranty Finance (HQGF), the lending practice of San Francisco technology focused investment bank Hambrecht & Quist. Andrew held a variety of senior roles during his tenure at Hambrecht & Quest including General Partner of Access Technology Partners (the firm’s venture capital fund), a Managing Director of the H&Q Investment Bank, and President of HQGF.


Following Hambrecht & Quist’s acquisition by Chase and merger with JP Morgan, Andrew was a General Partner with JP Morgan’s buyout and growth equity practice, JP Morgan Partners. He also managed two of the firm’s venture capital funds totaling over $400 million of invested capital.


Earlier in his career, Andrew was a Manager at the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency where he had responsibility for bond financings to small businesses as well as managing the firm’s direct lending program.


Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Andrew proudly supports and works with his wife’s non-profit, “Humans of San Quentin,” giving voice to the incarcerated. He and his family love the outdoors and camping. He recently circumnavigated Iceland by motorcycle… without his family. That would require far too many sidecars.

“As proud as I am about what we’ve built, I’m even more thrilled to work alongside such great people. Building anything like this starts with leadership and their guiding principles.”

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30+ Year Global Strategic Partner

SVB is a leading American bank providing products, services and strategic advice for businesses at every stage. They operate as a go-to commercial bank for start-ups and established corporations, offering venture funding, private banking & wealth advising. SVB is the largest lender to technology companies globally.

SVB has built its reputation as the financial partner of the innovation economy – helping individuals, investors and the world’s most innovative companies achieve extraordinary outcomes.
PFG and SVB have maintained an official strategic partnership since the late 1980’s. We have collaborated together as co-lenders and extended each other's ability to reach new markets and provide deeper capital to high-growth companies.

PFG and SVB have provided growth debt across the U.S. & Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America, where we co-manage a Venture Debt Latin America Growth Lending Fund.

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IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works in more than 100 countries, using its capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.

PFG and IFC are strategic partners where we extend IFC’s direct venture and VC funding, collaborating on fintech and tech lending across global growth markets.

10+ Year Global Strategic Partner

Aims to be the partner of choice for the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. They finance projects to advance clean energy, modernize agriculture, strengthen transportation systems and expand access to financing.

IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, is a multilateral development bank committed to promoting the economic development of its member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through the private sector. IDB Invest finances sustainable companies and projects to achieve financial results and maximize economic, social, and environmental development in the region. With a portfolio of $16.3 billion in asset management and 347 clients in 25 countries, IDB Invest provides innovative financial solutions and advisory services that meet the needs of its clients in a variety of industries.

PFG leads a joint venture with IDB Invest that provides debt capital to emerging innovative tech companies across the region via our Latin America Growth Lending Fund. The initiative brings investment expertise into LAC from top notch global players in this field.