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Andrea Böhmert
Co-Managing Partner at Knife Capital


Having grown up in Germany, she has a Masters Degree 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. Before joining Knife Capital she was the Founding Partner at Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa. 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.

Knife Capital is an independent Venture Capital investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction. By leveraging knowledge, networks & funding, we accelerate the international expansion of entrepreneurial businesses that achieved a product/market fit in a beachhead market. We have offices in Cape Town and London and invest via a consortium of funds under management, including SARS section 12J Venture Capital Company: KNF Ventures and Draper-Gain Investments.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Investing in African tech start-ups: the why, how and where?