Victoria Pettibone is Managing Director of Astia. She is an active investor in the innovation economy with a personal investment portfolio of 13 women-led companies. She manages the global Astia Angels investor network, curates deal flow, executes investments and manages the portfolio. Victoria also orchestrates Astia’s screening process to ensure continuous best-in-class deal flow and advises entrepreneurs. Victoria brings an entrepreneurial background to her work, as the former founder of a social enterprise in the media space. For her work focused on empowering women and girls, Victoria was recognized as an “Action Figure” in Women’s Health Magazine (2007), received The Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund Award (2007), the Harlequin More than Words Award (2010) and was named one of "25 Visionaries Changing the World" in UTNE Reader magazine (2010). Victoria holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from Stanford University.