Interview with Andrea Course, Venture Principal at Shell Ventures
Published on 02 November 2021
Andrea Course, Venture Principal at Shell Ventures joins the Investor Series Podcast to talk about Shell Ventures, one of the first Oil & Gas corporate funds, and its role in identifying and investing in start-up companies that can help Shell both to meet its emissions reduction targets and to accelerate the energy & mobility transformation.
She explains what she considers to be the main opportunities and barriers that exist today when it comes to investment into and wide scale deployment of these decarbonisation technologies (particularly CCUS). She also shares her views on how greater diversity & inclusion in the boardroom can help companies to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the energy transition and successfully navigate the disruption that it brings with it.
Andrea Course works in Shell Ventures as Venture Principal where she invests in innovative start and scale-up companies that accelerate the energy transition, focusing in the areas of ML, AI, Robotics and Decarbonization. Currently she sits on the boards of Innowatts (Digital Energy Platform) and Osperity (Intelligent Visual Monitoring). Andrea has 15 years of experience in the energy sector as both technical SME and investor. Prior to joining Shell, Andrea worked as Venture Principal at Schlumberger Technology Investments. In addition, she is a speaker and gender equality advocate who supports minority-owned startups as founder and managing partner for Course Investments as well as an Advisory Board Member of the business angel Minority association (baMa). She holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master of Science from the University of Oklahoma in Aerospace Engineering and an executive MBA from the University of Houston.
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