Dr. Astrid J. Scholz is a Founder and Managing Partner of Sphaera, a system design and technology firm dedicated to co-creating global, distributed, democratic infrastructure for mobilizing data, innovations, and capital to solve today’s wicked problems. Astrid was previously President of Ecotrust, a conservation-based development organization with $150M in assets under management, where Sphaera was incubated. She is also a Senior Consultant for Uncompromise, a global strategic consulting and advisory firm. Astrid is a Founding Director and Treasurer of the XXcelerate Fund, a revolving loan fund and mentorship program created for and by women entrepreneurs that is piloting in her home state of Oregon, USA. She is also a Founding Director and Treasurer of Zebras Unite, a growing global community of founders, investors, and allies who are creating a more ethical, inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable approach to building businesses. Astrid holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, the University of Bristol, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Managing Partner, Sphaera