Andrea Saravolac

My career path to VC has been quite an eccentric one. After spending the first 8 years of my career between KPMG and Macquarie, I moved to Canada for three years and pivoted to PE at a boutique fund admin. I've always loved the funds space, but there was something different about seeing the full lifecycle of deals that had me hooked.

After a brief stint in property funds in New Zealand, I decided it was finally time to come home—both to Sydney, and to the PE/VC space—so when the Finance Manager role at Airtree popped up, I was thrilled!

Why tech and startups excite me

I truly believe startups are doing important work in finding new solutions to old problems, and I look to emulate this in my approach to work. That's why I love learning new skills (VBA and SQL through online learning are recent favourites) to make things more efficient.

Advice I’d give to my younger self

If I could tell my younger self anything, it would be to seek joy in the journey, not the destination. I look up to our founders (people braver than me) for their patience and resilience.

What I nerd out over

I nerd out over food—I’m convinced it’s one of my love languages. If you ask me for my recipe for something, it will usually be one I found online and made my own with amendments scribbled all over. And it will definitely make my day that you enjoyed something I made enough to ask!

Here’s where you’ll find me on the weekend

Planning my next trip, learning a new language (hot tip: if you listen to rap in said language, it'll help you learn it faster!) or getting adventurous in the kitchen to feed the people I love.

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