Maisy Bennett

Head of Operators

previously Head of Operators

What is your role at Startmate?
Favourite Quote?

“Thinking like a scientist involves more than just reacting with an open mind. It means being actively open-minded. It requires searching for reasons why we might be wrong—not for reasons why we must be right—and revising our views based on what we learn.”― Adam M. Grant

Favourite Book?

Power of Moments by Chip & Dan Heath

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

My first job was in an ice cream shop where I worked throughout high school. One of my biggest learnings was how to calmly bring order to chaos. Summer nights on the Mornington Peninsula with mega ice cream hungry lines. A methodical approach to customer service, replenishing stock and cleaning was needed, whilst maintaining a good customer experience. I couldn't have asked for a better first job.

What would be your alternative career?


Startmate Team
Ryan Walker
Product Manager
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
Phoebe Pincus
Chief of Staff
Ewa Lobaza
Head of Partnerships
Cameron Ensor
Project & Community Manager
Renee Bibby
Operations Associate
Matthew Kolomyjec
Fund Operations Associate
Kel Spoerk
Project & Community Manager
Julia West
Project & Community Manager
Ben Simai
Investments Associate
Akshat Pande
Finance Manager
Niel Reitmann
Marketing Associate
Kaya Moore
Program and Community Manager
Holly Brooks
Content Marketing Lead

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