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Kirsten Bernhardt

Investment Manager


Kirsten has joined Artesian with a focus on early stage tech investing in South Australia, through the SAVC Fund. Kirsten has a passion for high growth technology startups, and is a strong advocate for supporting women in technology and finance.

Prior to joining Artesian, Kirsten spent time in San Francisco, working as an operator in strategic finance for a venture backed SaaS company. She also worked in technology banking, advising a portfolio of software, ecommerce, and online gaming clients on debt transactions up to $2bn. Before moving to the US, Kirsten worked in technology commercialisation for the University of Adelaide, and M&A with Big 4 firms KPMG and EY.

Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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