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Elaine Stead

Committee Member at AVCAL - Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited

Elaine is a scientist, turned entrepreneur, turned venture capitalist, who has never really completely shed any of these roles. A venture capitalist for the past 13 years, she currently manages the South Australian Venture Capital Fund.

She believes deeply in taking a human approach to extract the best out of people, technology and our emerging industries - this means being a partner, developing authentic connections, engaging with vulnerability, an open heart and mind, and to be a truth teller but to do so with compassion. She believes our industry will make the most impact when it's built on a platform of values that place the human at its core, rigorous intellectual debate, a desire to make better that which can be, and a culture of giving first.

West Tech Fest celebrating innovation, investment and entrepreneurship

2nd to 8th December 2019

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