Andrea Barrica is an entrepreneur, investor, and empathy warrior. Andrea co-founded inDinero, a financial SaaS company, generating the company’s first $1M, advising over 300 startups on their finances, and developing a passion for customer and team success.
Currently, Andrea is a venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, one of the world’s most active, global seed funds, where she advises founders on pitching, sales, and growing startups. Throughout her career, Andrea has gained a reputation as a powerful force in the world of tech startups, using her superpowers of empathy and storytelling, to help people more more money.
Andrea speaks on a range of topics, from mastering the art of the pitch, early stage tech investing in emerging markets, the importance of diversity in tech, and growth strategies to generate the first $1M in sales. She also shares the story of her company’s bounce back from failure and learned lessons on the way to success to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs. Her sessions are famous for being engaging, interactive, and hardly dull.
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As a Filipino-American, Andrea’s commitment to women, minorities, and emerging entrepreneurial communities around the world motivate her to help create a more inclusive tech community in the Silicon Valley and abroad. In the Bay Area, Andrea is a Defy Ventures mentor, Build VC advisor, and a KivaZip MicroAngel. She has been invited to speak all over the world, including Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, Poland, Turkey and Croatia.
A former linguist, Andrea enjoys language, travel, and social impact. She lives in San Francisco, California.