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 board of Innowatts (Digital Energy Platform). 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 a 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.