Kel Spoerk

Head of Projects and Community

previously Head of Projects and Community

What is your role at Startmate?

I have the very cool job of running the Women's Fellowship, which means I get to help incredibly talented and ambitious women gain the tools, connections, and confidence to find their dream job in a startup.

Favourite Quote?

You can't beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. Your life is your life. Know it while you have it. - Charles Bukowski

Favourite Book?

The Odyssey, by Homer. What a ripper

What’s the first job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it?

I was a 'beverage cart girl' at a golf club (i.e. a mobile bartender in a golf cart). It was as fun as it sounds. I had a lot of ground to cover, so I learned a lot about expectation management (and how to hook around turns).

What would be your alternative career?

Professional athlete (soccer or volleyball) - I still haven't given up the dream yet.

Startmate Team
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Maisy Bennett
Head of Platform
Jason Fang
Head of Finance & Fund Operations
Cameron Ensor
Founder Platform Manager
Renee Bibby
Senior Product Operations Associate
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Ops Manager
Ben Simai
Investment Manager
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Holly Brooks
Senior Marketing Manager
Emma Grife
Chief of Staff - Founders
Niel Reitmann
Product and Growth Associate
Kaya Moore
Program and Community Manager
Mia Millman
Program and Community Manager
Kate Herbert
Investments Associate
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