Managing partner, NATO Innovation Fund
Andrea leads the NIF’s unique platform and its Founding team, focusing on the successful delivery of the firm’s commercial and strategic goals. Whilst investing in technology over the past 25 years, Andrea has developed a strong belief that innovation in EDTs must be led by fundamental values: safety, freedom, and human empowerment. Funding should be directed towards accelerating the development of technologies that progress these values. Previously Andrea was Managing Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners – one of Europe’s leading deep tech venture capital firms. During his time at Amadeus Andrea backed and worked with inspiring entrepreneurs building disruptive deep tech companies such as Oxford Nanopore (LSE IPO), Igenomix (acquired by EQT), Iyzico (acquired by Prosus), Octo Telematics, Veritas Int. and Travel Lab Global. Andrea has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Cambridge University. Away from work Andrea enjoys studying epistemology, reading quantum computing academic papers, exploring nature in Costa Rica and attempting to reach his daily 10,000 steps target.