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Founder Institute Mentors

Australia Spring 2024

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Australia program below.

Mentors

Adam

Adam Long

Managing Director, ThunderLabs
Adeline

Adeline Chu

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Western Sydney University
Adrian

Adrian Bunter

Corporate Advisor | Angel Investor | Non-exec Director, Modus Partners
Aivee

Aivee Robinson

Co-Founder, Catalyser
Albert

Albert Bielinko

Venture / growth investor, Telstra Ventures
Alejandro

Alejandro Patterson

Principal Product Manager , Honey Insurance
Alex

Alex Guyer

Partner Firemark Ventures, Associate Partner Black Nova Venture Capital
Allan

Allan Lalic

Co-founder, Kebloom
Amit

Amit Verma

Listing Manager, ASX
Anna

Anna Cheng

Head of Growth Marketing, Turo Australia. Ex HealthMatch Ex Brighte Ex Spaceship
Anne Marie

Anne Marie Elias

chief disrupter, Founder, PrimeLife Partners, innovating longevity & care
Annie

Annie Le Cavalier

Venture Partner, FI and Former GM & Community, Stone & Chalk
Ant

Ant Moorehouse

CEO and Co-Founder, EarthTech
Ash

Ash Ma

Product Manager, Zip Co.
Asher

Asher Vukelic

Chair, Southwest Angels
Ashton

Ashton Bishop

CEO, Step Change hellostepchange.com
Ben

Ben Pecotich

Design & Innovation Director/Founder, Dynamic4
Benjamin

Benjamin Ranck

Principal, MacroReactor
Benjamin

Benjamin Chong

Partner, Right Click Capital
Bill

Bill Trestrail

CEO, Market Momentum Pty Ltd
Bill

Bill Trestrail

Venture Partner, Black Nova Venture Capital
Brendan

Brendan Yell

Former Director, Twilio Startups
Brodie

Brodie Mc Culloch

Founder, Spacecubed, Perth, WA
Bronwen

Bronwen Kaspers

Customer Success Coach, Culture Amp cultureamp.com
Cam

Cam Walshe

Director, Pitchblak
Caroline

Caroline Lepron

CEO & Founder, Skoutli
Cheryl

Cheryl Mack

CEO & Founder, Aussieangels.com + Activator at SheEO™
Chris

Chris Clark

FI Mentor
Chris

Chris Clark

Chris Clark, Sportsfusion
Chris

Chris Braine

Founder, Cellr
Christopher

Christopher Krainer

Director of Hardware Engineering at Zoomo, & co-founder at rk-collective.com
Damien

Damien Messina

Manager, Impact Angel Network
Dane

Dane Eldridge

CEO, 4mation Technologies
Daniel

Daniel Lohrmann

Managing Director, ikaros
Darsel

Darsel Keane

Director, University of Auckland
Dean

Dean Mc Evoy

Non Executive Director, Investor and Adviser, TechSydney
Debra

Debra Taylor

Non Executive Director, Stone and Chalk
Dennis

Dennis Kibirev

Chief Growth Officer, Mesh Ai
Dmitri

Dmitri Voronenko

CTO & Investor, virtualintegrity.com.au
Dylan

Dylan Mc Donnell

CEO, Foodini
Eitan

Eitan Bienstock

Managing Director, Techbench Capital
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kaelin

MSc, RDN & Finance Lecturer, UTS Business School
Erwin

Erwin Van Der Koogh

Founder/CEO, Linc
Evan

Evan Wong

CEO, Checkbox.AI
Franziska

Franziska Iseli

Founder, Basic Bananas
Gautam

Gautam Mishra

Founder / CEO, inkl
Gawin

Gawin Fernando

Co-Founder, CreativeCubes.Co
George

George Hedon

Founder & CEO, Pause Fest
Greg

Greg Campbell

entrepreneur, former Ops Director, information security specialist, Current Head of InfoSec and Compliance
Harshu

Harshu Deshpande

Start-up & Scale-up Advisor, Google
Jack

Jack Qi

Director, William Buck
James

James Moody

CEO, Sendle
Jane

Jane Cockburn

CEO and Founder, Kairos Now
Jeeva

Jeeva Suresh

Founder & CEO, Helix
Jeff

Jeff Perlman

Founder, Revenue Ninja (revenue.ninja)
Jeremy

Jeremy Chetty

Co-founder, Student Edge
Jo

Jo Ucukalo

CEO, Handle My Complaint
Jo Ann

Jo Ann Suchard

A/Prof, Sydney Angels & University of New South Wales
Joanne

Joanne Jacobs

Co-CEO, Disruptor's Handbook
Jodi

Jodi Boylan

Executive Producer, Director and Development Producer , Independent
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder & CEO, Founder Institute
Joshua

Joshua Ross

CEO and Founder, Humanitix
Kate

Kate Ringvall

Co-Founder, Galactic Cooperative
Kim

Kim McGuinness

Strategic Relationships Director, SBE Australia
Leila

Leila Alem

Chief Design and Innovation and Adj Professor, ArcSense
Magdalena

Magdalena Reith

Startup- and Business Consultant, Magdalena Reith Pitch Decks
Marshall

Marshall Hughes

Freight Manager, Freight Companies Australia
Marshall

Marshall Hughes

Consultant, Freight Companies Australia
Matt

Matt Allen

CEO, Tractor Ventures
Matthew

Matthew Browne

Co-Founder @Upflowy upflowy.com, @Donesafe donesafe.com, @Whispli, Investor @Black Nova Group etc
Michelle

Michelle Gilmore

CEO, heyjuno.co
Mitchell

Mitchell Pham

Chairperson, NZTech
Neil

Neil Smith

CTO, Simple KYC
Nhat

Nhat Nguyen

CEO, Otrafy
Oliver

Oliver Ranck

Co-Founder | CMO | Exec Director, Future Neutral | MYSALE | Octomedia
Paul

Paul Wenck

Chair, Co-Founder Checkbox
Paul

Paul Krajewski

Product Management professional, Co-Director Founder Institute Australia+NZ
Paul

Paul Grimes

CTO & Founder, OK200
Paula

Paula Taylor

Executive Director and Co-Founder, West Tech Fest
Pavel

Pavel Reddy

Former Managing Director, Clearpoint Ventures Pty Ltd (Formerly)
Pete

Pete Cooper

Founder, The Start Society
Pete

Pete Cooper

Former CIO, KBZ Bank
Pete

Pete Horsley

Founder, Remarkable Tech
Peter

Peter Van Bruchem

Co-Founder, Techboard
Peter

Peter Browne

Owner, Intangible Communications
Prashant

Prashant Gami

CEO & Founder, x•enabler
Rachel

Rachel White

CFO, Part time CFO / fractional CFO
Rajeev

Rajeev Gupta

Managing Partner, Alium Capital
Rayn

Rayn Ong

Director, Ong Heng Investments
Rebecca

Rebecca Dooley

Senior Associate, Addisons
Richard

Richard Dale

Committee Member, Sydney Angels Inc.
Roger

Roger Do

Co-Founder, QSearch
Roman

Roman Kovalenko

Chief Data Officer, Reserve Bank of Australia
Ron

Ron Hill

Managing Director, sunramp.co
Ryan

Ryan Cross

Manager for Prototyping, AWS, ANZ & APAC
Sam

Sam Richards

Managing Director, Brightlight Impact Advisory
Sameer

Sameer Babbar

Director, SVB Group
Sandrina

Sandrina Postorino

Committee Member, Sydney Angels Inc.
Scott

Scott Crowe

Lead Recruiter, Canva
Scott

Scott Glew

Organizer, Morning Startup Perth
Simone

Simone Joyce

CEO/Founder, Paypa Plane
Sorrel

Sorrel Osborne

Head of Growth, Playground xyz
Srikanth

Srikanth Muthyala

Investor, Melbourne Angels
Stefan

Stefan Korn

General Manager, Callaghan Innovation
Stuart

Stuart Reynolds

CEO & Founder, Fullstack Advisory
Tim

Tim Silverwood

Co-Founder, Ocean Impact Organisation
Timo

Timo Kugler

Co-Founder, NASH + BANKS
Tom

Tom Dawkins

Founder/CEO, StartSomeGood
Tomaj

Tomaj Bayat

Growth, beforepay.com.au
Tony

Tony Sinclair

Director of Venture Debt, Cataliize
Vanessa

Vanessa Ronan Pearce

Head of Growth, Wych Money
Vern

Vern Chan

Startup Coach, Your Pivot
William

William Mc Cahey

Partner, Think & Grow, and Growth Advisor

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