Maisy Bennett

Head of Platform

previously Head of Platform

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
Head of Product
Brady Flockart
Head of Investments
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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