Kenneth Aldrich, President of The Aldrich Company

Kenneth Aldrich, President of The Aldrich Company


AMBITION Advisory Board & Mentor

Ken Aldrich is an investor in start-up companies and a serial entrepreneur. He was a first round investor in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT), the world’s largest provider of prepaid debit cards and related financial services that provided investors a return of more than 100 times their invested capital. Ken was also a Founder, and for several years was Chairman and CEO, of a publicly traded regenerative medicine company and was a Founder of WaveTec Vision Systems, a maker of optical measurement systems used in vision corrective surgery that was eventually sold for 70 times the initial invested capital. 

Prior to devoting full time to the investment business, Ken was a real estate developer and property owner in California, Arizona and Texas. He co-developed the first Wind Energy Park in the Palm Springs, California area and co-founded the company that designed and built the first major post-tensioned concrete high-rise building West of the Rocky Mountains, the first such building ever to meet California earthquake standards.  

Currently, Ken is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Harvard Graduate School of Education and creator of, which houses a series of audio blogs dedicated to helping young people realize their entrepreneurial potential. 

Ken holds degrees from both Harvard University and Harvard Law School.

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