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Andrea Woodside

Andrea Woodside
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Andrea Woodside

Principal, Special Opportunities

Andrea Woodside is a Principal on the Special Opportunities team at S2G Ventures where she supports the firm’s special opportunities strategy development and investment process across food and agriculture, oceans and seafood and energy, identifying and backing opportunities that are force multipliers to our direct investment strategies. Andrea also assists in portfolio management of the firm’s historical special opportunities investments spanning organic agriculture, sustainable water, renewable energy developments, and controlled environment agriculture.

Previously, Andrea led market research and investment management within Food and Agriculture and Clean Energy at Imprint, an impact investing division within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. While there, Andrea led over $1 billion worth of private impact investment transactions within the climate transition theme. Before that, Andrea was an Associate at Imprint Capital which was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2015.

Early in her career, Andrea also worked at two grassroots organizations, The Earth Island Institute and Friends of the Mississippi River, and for the University of Minnesota’s School of Natural Resources researching the connections between agricultural fertilizer application, greenhouse gas emissions, and behavior change.

Originally from Madison, WI, Andrea received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Andrea lives with her husband and dog in Oakland, California, and enjoys traveling, cooking, ceramics, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

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