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Andrea Petersen.

Junior Portfolio Manager
Andrea supports the Innovation Edge portfolio management team in all that is necessary to source, support and scale investments. Her passion for inclusive innovation and social enterprise was sparked during her postgraduate studies in entrepreneurship, and further spurred while working for one of the first business incubators in Cape Town.

She also taught English in rural Japan for two years and on returning to South Africa, worked at a non-profit and social enterprise that focuses on empowering young women with 21st century skills such as coding. Education and entrepreneurship have always been a central thread in her life and work.

“I believe that innovation is possible when we are enabled to act fearlessly, fail willingly, and be curious about the myriad of opportunities that exist within the world.”