Teresa Engelhard

Non Executive Director @ StartupAUS

Teresa currently serves on the boards of Origin Energy, Redbubble, Planet Innovation, StartupAUS, Redkite Charity and is a member of Innovation and Science Australia’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme Committee.

Teresa has a depth of hands-on experience leading technology innovation as an executive, venture capitalist and director. Her CEO and VP-level executive roles in Silicon Valley span the growth cycle from startups to publicly-listed companies and she has served on more than 10 boards in the energy tech, consumer internet, IoT, health tech and telecommunications sectors. Her transaction experience includes eight trade sales, two IPOs, and more than 30 venture investments including the highest returning investments in their funds at both MDV (Silicon Valley) and Jolimont Capital (Melbourne).

Her belief in Australia’s potential to develop a world-class technology ecosystem is informed by first-hand experience as a director and investor at world-leading Antipodean innovators including RedBubble, Next Window, Daintree Networks, Planet Innovation and Zen Ecosystems.

Teresa has an MBA from Stanford University, a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and she began her career at McKinsey&Company serving energy and retail clients.