Rachael plays across many parts of the Melbourne startup ecosystem as a Mentor and Investor in Startmate Accelerator, and a Board Director or strategic advisor to a number of founders and their early stage companies. She’s passionate about helping companies scale and increase their impact impact through differentiated customer experiences and new product development. Notably, Rachael was the Managing Director of Eventbrite Australia, launching the Melbourne-based office to further serve the ANZ market. Before stepping into the MD role, Rachael served as Eventbrite’s Director of Customer Experience Strategy.
Prior to this, Rachael was a Case Team Leader at at Bain & Company in Silicon Valley and throughout Australia, advising Technology, Private Equity, Consumer Products and Retail businesses.Rachael serves on the Board of Startup Aus, a not for profit organisation with a mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship. She was also a founding Board Member of LaunchVic, a $60m venture seeking to solidify Victoria as a global destination of choice for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and innovative companies.Educated in the States with an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and two Masters degrees from Columbia University,
Rachael has lived between Australia and the US for the last eight years and now proudly calls Melbourne home.