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Andrea Woodside

Principal, Special Opportunities, S2G Ventures

Andrea Woodside

Andrea Woodside is a Principal on the Special Opportunities team at S2G Ventures where she helps lead the firm’s Special Opportunities fund. Andrea is involved in strategy development and investment sourcing and execution across the clean energy, food and agriculture, and oceans and seafood sectors, supporting entrepreneurs with creative financing structures. 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 was part of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's impact investing division, Imprint, where she led investment management within the firm's Food and Agriculture and Clean Energy sectors. 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.