STARTMATE MENTORS

Connected & Invested

Each mentor invests their own time and money.

Our Mentors:


  • Warren Hogarth (SF) — CEO, Empower Finance
  • Thomas Rice (SYD) — Lead Tech Analyst, Perpetual
  • Susan Wu (MEL) — Founder, Angel Investor (Twitter, Square, reddit, Canva, LIFX)
  • Stuart Argue (SF) — CTO, Recovery Record (SM12)
  • Silvia Hope (MEL) — CEO, AmazingCo
  • Scott Farquhar (SYD/SF) — CEO, Atlassian
  • Samantha Wong (SYD) — VP Operations, Blackbird Ventures
  • Samantha Mostyn (SYD) — NED (Mirvac, Citibank, Transurban, Virgin)
  • Sandy Kory (SF) — Angel Investor (Canva, Palantir, Bugcrowd)
  • Sam Shoolman (SYD) — Head of A/NZ Sales, Hubspot
  • Sam Chandler (SF) — CEO, Nitro
  • Sally-Ann Williams (SYD) — Engineering Community & Outreach Program Manager, Google
  • Richard Horton (SYD/SF) — Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Rory San Miguel (SYD) — Co-Founder, Propeller Aero (SM14, SM15)
  • Rick Baker (SYD) — Co-Founder, Blackbird Ventures
  • Reuben Bramanathan (SF) — Product Counsel, Coinbase
  • Rami Weiss (SYD) — CEO, Healthshare
  • Rachel Overell (SF) — HR Director TubeMogul, Inc. (acqd. Adobe)
  • Rachael Neumann (MEL) — Head of Strategy, Inventium & Board Member, LaunchVic
  • Phaedon Stough (TAS) — Founder and CEO, Mitchellake Group
  • Peter Huynh (SYD) — Co-Founder and Partner, Qualgro Venture Capital
  • Paul Naphtali (MEL) — Co-Founder and Managing Partner, rampersand
  • Nick Pelly (SYD) — Angel Investor
  • Niki Scevak (SYD) — Founder, Startmate & Co-Founder, Blackbird Ventures
  • Nick Crocker (MEL) — Partner, Blackbird Ventures & EiR, Startmate
  • Rayn Ong (SYD) — Angel Investor
  • Mike Baukes (SF) — CEO, Upguard (SM12)
  • Mike Cannon-Brookes (SYD) — CEO, Atlassian
  • Mick Liubinskas (SF) — Venture Portfolio Manager, muru-D
  • Michael Overell (SF) — CEO, Recruitloop
  • Melissa Widner (SYD) — General Partner, NAB Ventures
  • Romain Bonjean (SYD) — CEO, Tyde
  • Dean McEvoy (SYD) — CEO, Techsydney
  • Matt Dickinson (BYRON) — Angel Investor
  • Matt Allen (MEL) — Startup BD, AWS
  • John Henderson (SYD) — Partner, Airtree Ventures
  • Jodie Auster (MEL) — GM, UberEats
  • Jeremy Kwong-Law (SYD) — Partner, Grok Ventures
  • Jeremy Bornstein (MEL) — CTO, Totomic
  • Jeremy Cox (MEL) — Co-Founder, Edrolo (SM13)
  • James Windon (SYD) — Investment Committee, Tank Stream Ventures
  • Holly Cardew (SF) — CEO, Pixc
  • Hamish Hawthorn (SF) — COO, Upguard
  • Geoff McQueen (SF) — CEO, Accelo
  • Eloise Watson (MEL) — Partner, rampersand
  • Ned Dwyer (SF) — CEO, newco
  • Duncan Anderson (MEL) — Co-Founder, Edrolo
  • David Kowalski (SYD) — Angel Investor
  • David Kenney (SYD) — Partner, Hall Chadwick
  • David Jones (SF) — CEO, Streethawk
  • Chris Sharkey (SYD) — CTO, Autopilot
  • Casey Ellis (SF) — CEO, Bugcrowd
  • Carl Hartmann (SF) — CEO, Temando
  • Brendan O’Kane (SF) — MD, OtherLevels
  • Bill Bartee (SYD) — Co-Founder, Blackbird Ventures
  • Ben Hartney (SF) — Technical Program Manager, Under Armour Connected Fitness
  • Bardia Housman (SYD) — Angel Investor
  • Alfred Lo (SYD) — Angel Investor
  • Alex Aboitiz (SYD) — Angel Investor
  • Alan Sharp-Paul (SF) — CEO, Upguard (SM12)
  • Alan Downie (MEL) — CEO, newco
  • Alan Jones (SYD) — Startup Evangelist, BlueChilli
  • Andrea Kowalski (SYD) — Investment Director, Bailador


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