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An international network of mentors

The lean mean muru-D team rely on the passionate support of an amazingly rich and diverse network of sucessful highly skilled individuals who generously dedicate their knowledge, skill, network and support to grow our startups.

Our diverse network of 100+ mentors consists of serial entrepreneurs, angel investors and corporate executives at top tier companies. They are committed to help you accelerate by sharing their knowledge, skills and network. Together, they will help you to scale your startup and become ‘investor-ready’.

 

Charlotte Yarkoni

Charlotte Yarkoni

Corporate Vice President-Azure Growth + Ecosystems

Judi Hausmann

Judi Hausmann

Founder of Hausmann Communications.

Annie Parker

Annie Parker

Chairman Code Club Australia

Andrey Shirben

Andrey Shirben

Founder of SYD Ventures.

Duncan Turner

Duncan Turner

Managing Director at HAX. Former IDEO.

Clive Dickens

Clive Dickens

Chief Digital Office at Seven West Media.

Stefan Knight

Stefan Knight

Community & Networks Manager

Ian Davis

Ian Davis

MD of Telstra Television. Former Nine Network, AT Kearney and Boston Consulting Group.

Chris Gabriel

Chris Gabriel

Chairman of Alive. Senior Advisor of Macquarie Group. Angel Investor.

Ben Yi

Ben Yi

Former General Manager, Pricing & Strategic Analytics, Telstra. Former Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group.

Rick Ellis

Rick Ellis

CEO at Te Papa Tongarewa. Former Group Exec at Telstra Media.

Matt Barrie

Matt Barrie

Founder and CEO of Freelancer.com

Bill Bartee

Bill Bartee

Managing Director of Blackbird Ventures. Co-founding Partner of Southern Cross Ventures.

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis

Managing Director Transfield P/L. Founder/Director newDemocracy Foundation

Richard Horton

Richard Horton

Partner at Squire Sanders.

Barry Simpson

Barry Simpson

CIO of Coca Cola Amatil. Former IT executive at Colgate-Palmolive.

Ken Macken

Ken Macken

Entrepreneur in Residence at River City Labs Accelerator

Andrew Birt

Andrew Birt

CMO, CliniCloud. Former MD LIFX.

Rayn Ong

Rayn Ong

Startup Tech Guy, Angel Investor at Sydney Angels, Limited Partner at Blackbird Ventures.

Aaron Birkby

Aaron Birkby

Former Entrepreneur in Residence at River City Labs Accelerator

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Founder/CEO, fusesport. Passionate about high-growth companies, sports, tech and social enterprise.

Ben Moir

Ben Moir

Director at Snepo Research and Wearable Experiments.

Gemma Lindeman

Gemma Lindeman

Program Manager at River City Labs Accelerator

Nick Muldoon

Nick Muldoon

Agile Coach at Twitter.

Nesh Sooriyan

Nesh Sooriyan

Program Manager at Plus Eight

Laura McKenzie

Laura McKenzie

CEO of Scale. Former Starfish Ventures & PWC. Passionate about connecting female entrepreneurs.

Justin Angsuwat

Justin Angsuwat

Lead HR Business Partner at Google. Former Manager at PwC consulting, and Chief of Staff at Telstra.

Melissa Widner

Melissa Widner

General Partner of Seapoint Ventures. Co-founder of Heads Over Heels.

Rob Castaneda

Rob Castaneda

Founder and CEO at ServiceRocket.

Andrew Spaulding

Andrew Spaulding

Director of Sales Engineering at Ooyala. Former Flash Platform evangelist at Adobe.

Kuba Tymula

Kuba Tymula

Managing Director at Harris Partners

Michael McKeon

Michael McKeon

Director at Vivant Ventures.

Eitan Bienstock

Eitan Bienstock

Director, ATP Innovations. Ex Artesian capital and Intel capital.

Jon Manning

Jon Manning

General Manager at Open Haus.

Daniel Jarosch

Daniel Jarosch

Founding Managing Director of brandsExclusive. Co-founder Spreets and styleTread.

Nick Crocker

Nick Crocker

Product Manager at My Fitness Pal. Co-founded Sessions and We Are Hunted.

Shaun Clowes

Shaun Clowes

Director of Product Growth & Analytics at Atlassian.

David Kenney

David Kenney

Partner at Hall Chadwick Chartered Accountants. Australian and International taxation structuring guru.

James Coffey

James Coffey

APAC Strategic Alliances at Salesforce

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette

Managing Director Singularity University Labs

Amy Luo

Amy Luo

Founder and Managing Director of Butterfly Systems

Anthony Farah

Anthony Farah

CEO at Vivant.

Joanne Jacobs

Joanne Jacobs

Former COO at 1000heads.

Dymphna James

Dymphna James

Ad consultant. Former Ad Exec at Time Warner.

Yifat Shirben

Yifat Shirben

Chief Marketing Office @ SYD Ventures

Deeps De Silva

Deeps De Silva

Heading of APAC Marketing at Dropbox

Rick Chen

Rick Chen

Co-founder of Pozible

Carl Hartmann

Carl Hartmann

CEO of Temando.

Pete Cooper

Pete Cooper

Founder of Sydstart. Director of Innovation & Growth at UTS. Co-founder of Fishburners.

Michael Henson

Michael Henson

Director at Next Logic

Todd Forest

Todd Forest

Managing Director, Tasman Ventures Fund. Former CEO Clipp, Former Head of MSN AsiaPacific

Matt Ho

Matt Ho

Co-founder of Native Tongue Apps. Guest writer for Tech in Asia.

Daniel Belcher

Daniel Belcher

Partner at First Point Equity Partners. Former McKinsey. Former CEO of Sands Group.

Alan Jones

Alan Jones

Chief Growth Hacker at Blue Chilli Technology. Limited Partner at Blackbird Ventures.

Topaz Conway

Topaz Conway

Case Manager for Commercialisation Australia, Chairman of Paftec, Acting Chair of Springboard Enterprises.

Curt Shi

Curt Shi

Managing Partner at Imprint Capital Partners.

Stu Fox

Stu Fox

Managing Partner at Artesian Venture Partners.

Alex Aboitiz

Alex Aboitiz

Active Angel Investor and Mentor, Early Employee @ Mercadolibre, Ex-consultant for AirTree and Tank Stream Ventures. Also Amazon, BCG, Citibank.

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman

Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CSIRO, MD Bondi Ventures. Former GP at Technology Venture Partners. Stanford MBA.

Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons

Founder of Delta V. Advisor at iflix.com.

Phaedon Stough

Phaedon Stough

Co-founder of Mitchellake.

Jim Yang

Jim Yang

Director of Strategy/Investment at Tencent. Former Riot Games, Morgan Stanley.

Sidone Thomas

Sidone Thomas

National Director, Digital & Innovation at GPT Group

Jason Seed

Jason Seed

Turnaround CEO, Lake Republic (USA).

Tiziana Bianco

Tiziana Bianco

Head of Innovation Labs at Commonwealth Bank

Benjamin Hickey

Benjamin Hickey

Director at Brocade, Former Senior Associate at Strategy& (Booz & Company).

Brendan Yell

Brendan Yell

Former CompuServe, founded ShopFree.com in '99, RecipeLover in '08.

Phil Morle

Phil Morle

Co-founder of Pollenizer.

Steven Liu

Steven Liu

Managing Partner at Gunderson Dettmer.

Rachel White

Rachel White

Angel Investor and Partner at Verde Group.

Wade McDonough

Wade McDonough

MD at Slipstream Advantage. Former NASA Consultant.

Jack Qi

Jack Qi

Associate Director at Azure Group. Former Tax Manager at EY.

Brad Deveson

Brad Deveson

Founded and sold www.bisinfo.com.au.

Peta Ellis

Peta Ellis

CEO at River City Labs

Gavin Heaton

Gavin Heaton

General Manager at AskU.

Ben Reid

Ben Reid

Operations and strategy in tech and media businesses.

Remo Carbone

Remo Carbone

Founder of ianden based in NYC.

Lambert Kiang

Lambert Kiang

Senior Manager at Paypal. Former Investment Manager at Acacacia Capital and Consultant at A.T Kearney.

Stephanie Liu

Stephanie Liu

Partner at Azure Group China.

Campbell Sallank

Campbell Sallank

Managing Director of XSallarate. Executive Director of Crisp Hill Investments. Ex-CEO of LinkMe and Hotkey.

Dale Cohen

Dale Cohen

General Manager NSW at BizTech Enterprise Solutions

Ayala Domani

Ayala Domani

Strategy, Product and Channel dev GM Cloud Services, Offer Management at Telstra

Frederic Olive

Frederic Olive

Pricing Strategy Manager & Startup Advisor

Michael Rill

Michael Rill

VP Program Management – Telstra Software Group

James Stewart

James Stewart

Director of Emerging Products and Commercialisation for IAG’s Customer Labs

Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts

Cofounder at Croud Australia.

Rachel Bui

Rachel Bui

Design economist. Co-founder of @AVYLD. Former muru-D and Vic Treasury

Sarah Tritsch

Sarah Tritsch

Principal, Star Jasmine and start up mentor

Anuraj Gambhir

Anuraj Gambhir

Strategic business advisor and innovation evangelist

Gary Hocking

Gary Hocking

CTO - Service Providers, NetApp

Jonathan Jeffries

Jonathan Jeffries

Co-founder at Onestack