Elaine Stead

Elaine is a scientist, turned entrepreneur, turned venture capitalist, who has never really completely shed any of these roles.

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.