Kate Bennett Eriksson

Partner, Co:Act Capital

Role: Investigator

Site: CDL-Melbourne

Stream: Prime

Kate Bennett Eriksson has gained experience working over two decades across Europe, Australia, Asia and Silicon Valley with topics including growth, vision, strategy, marketplaces and new business models, innovation, customer experience, product innovation, risk and regulation, and digital.

Her expertise extends across a range of clients, countries and industries including financial services, commerce, telecoms and technology, initiatives with Internet companies (e.g. Skype, Google, Facebook, Venture Capitalists), entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Kate’s achievements include: founder of a health technology startup (HelloEd Health) which was voted top 10 Digital Health companies to watch in it’s first year. She is the co-founder mental health startup for executives (Performance Story), partner and co-founder of PwC Digital across experience design, technology and design thinking approach used globally across PwC, founding director of the Silicon Valley innovation centre (AT&T Foundry) with technology brands, and parallel centres in Israel and Texas, YBF Ventures Leadership team, designed and delivered executive program to transition business leaders to high growth, startup and scale-up companies, multiple new propositions and business models for global Telcos and internet companies (including Skype, Twitter, Telstra, AT&T), Australian corporate and government (state government digital, innovation and growth strategies), leadership and board sessions for several of Australia’s top leaders, speaker, author (Strategy+Business, Digital Pulse, IDG), spokesperson and judge (Telstra National Business Women Awards 2019, State Awards multiple years), not-for-profit board member, startup mentor and advisor.