Nicole AndersonManaging Director at Redsand Ventures
Nicole is a venture builder, investment (corporate venture, VC, family office and token/digital asset) advisor. As a multiple time technology entrepreneur (CEO & Founder) and an innovation thought leader, she has gained an in-depth knowledge of Green and Impact FinTech and Sustainable Finance. Passionate about technology business models that are challenging the status quo and providing greater inclusion for people globally and having a positive impact on our environment, she has focused on the innovation intersection of emerging technologies and emerging markets both physical and virtual.
Her company Redsand, works with corporate visionaries and professional investors who are unfaltering in their execution to the green economy. Redsand has built and exited over 10 disruptive ventures in financial technology in the last 8 years.
Voted Innovator of the Year, 2017 by the South African Chamber of Commerce, Top 100 Women in FinTech 2016 by Innovate Finance and included in the Power Women of FinTech 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Nicole serves as an industry thought leader and has featured on numerous panels and speaking circuits. She is a contributing author to the The FinTech Book, exploring the role of corporate venture as a catalyst for innovation in FinTech – www.thefintechbook.com published by Wiley. She was also co-editor of the InsureTech Book (http://insurtechbook.com/) also published by Wiley.
She has an Honours Degree in Information Systems and Economics from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and graduated from the Institute of New Economic Thinking, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York specialising in the Economics of Money and Banking, and a Green Finance Professional from the Chartered Institute of Bankers.