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
Ryan Walker
Head of Product
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Maisy Bennett
Head of Platform
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Jason Fang
Head of Finance & Fund Operations
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Ops Manager
Kel Spoerk
Head of Projects and Community
Ben Simai
Investment Manager
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Emma Grife
Chief of Staff - Founders
Cameron Ensor
Project & Community Manager
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Niel Reitmann
Marketing Associate
Kaya Moore
Program and Community Manager
Holly Brooks
Content Marketing Lead
Mia Millman
Program and Community Manager
Kate Herbert
Investments Associate

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