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
Product Manager
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Maisy Bennett
Head of Operators
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Doug Oliver
Accelerator Lead
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
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Niel Reitmann
Marketing Associate

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