Lauren Capelin


previously Principal

What is your role at Startmate?

Principal - I’m on the lookout for Australia and New Zealand’s best founders before they even know they are!

Favourite Quote?

“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. ” ― Anais Nin

Favourite Book?

The last book I read cover to cover was The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle.

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

I scooped ice-cream at BaskinRobbins! It taught me that a good scoop of ice-cream should have no air in the middle ;)

What would be your alternative career?

Teacher - the most important role (after parenting!) is to instill a curiosity for learning, build foundations for belief and shape the next generation.

Startmate Team
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Paul Redfern
Head of Programs
Ben Vickers
Head of Operations and Finance
Bronte McHenry
Senior Media Associate
Brady Flockart
Senior Investor Associate
Megan Woff
Entrepreneur in Residence
Maisy Bennett
Special Projects
Ewa Lobaza
Customer Relationship Lead
Ryan Walker
Community and Partnerships
Euwyn Goh
Accelerator Associate
Cameron Ensor
Student Fellowship Associate
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Operations Associate
Kel Spoerk
Women Fellowship Program Leader
Julia West
Program Leader
Ben Simai
Operations Associate
Cassie Arangio
Community Growth Associate

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