Andrea is Co-Managing Partner of a Cape Town based Venture Capital firm, Knife Capital.
Having grown up in Germany, she has a Masters Degree with focus on Marketing and Management of Technology and Innovation from the Technical University in Aachen, Germany and a MBA from Henley Management College in the UK. After years in industry, she has spend the last 14 years as an investor, working with technology companies in South Africa, assisting them to scale internationally. As an ecosystem activist, she believes that technology entrepreneurs have a significant influence on the future of Africa, impacting the generation of Intellectual Property, skills transfer, employment creation, creating role models and building significant sustainable businesses. Andrea believes that entrepreneurs need access to knowledge – subject matter expertise and business knowledge -, networks – advisors, customers, skills – and funding and is passionate about providing all of the above.
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