Sean Petersen

General Partner

Sean Petersen has 15+ years of venture experience including most recently 8 years partner-level at International Finance Corporation responsible for late venture/growth stage direct investments with emerging market focus on EdTech, e-logistics, consumer internet, health tech and cleantech/resource efficiency. Sean also led limited partner investments in select venture funds. At IFC Sean’s portfolio included deals in China, India, Africa, Latin America and USA, while his geographic focus was more often Latin America and Africa as well as US technology companies looking to move into the emerging markets. Earlier in his career Sean was Director at Good Energies Ventures where he led numerous investments in the cleantech sector. Prior to direct venture investing, Sean launched two Fintech start-ups, first became a trade sale the second an IPO. Sean began his career at Merrill Lynch. Sean has an MBA from Wharton where he was a Joseph Wharton Fellow and a B.S. degree in Chemical/Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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