Caitlin Iles

Caitlin Iles

Caitlin’s Keynote topics include:

  • Venture capital – Investing in the future.
  • The new economy – What will the future bring?
  • Female Founders – Why women deliver significantly higher returns to investors.
  • Fintech – The future of money.
  • Mental health and startups – Is entrepreneurship genius or madness?
  • Mind set and performance – The rise of the super entrepreneur.
  • Dyslexia – Learning disability or different ability? My personal story.
  • Confidence – Decoding the myth for women that confidence determines success.

Sir Richard Branson describes Caitlin as “a game-changer and force to be reckoned with”.

Working in venture capital, Caitlin has helped establish the largest and most active portfolio of early stage startups in Australia (Artesian Venture Partners), which is exceeding industry benchmarks and anticipated returns.

In 2018, Caitlin established a new venture firm and $50M fund (Capital xx) focussed on maximising investor returns by investing in female founders (who deliver significantly higher returns: revenue +12%, ROI +35%, valuation +64%) across Australia, Asia and USA.

Recognised as 1 of Australia’s Top 25 fintech influencers, in 2018 Caitlin helped drive the pivot and scale of an Australian fintech into the USA, successfully getting the business recognised by the leading venture capitalists in the country. The business is focussed on taking the pain out of the paying child support and allowing parents to focus on what matters most – creating happy and healthy children. For women in particular, the business will enable women to secure 100% of child support payments owing vs the 70% (approximately) they are currently recovering.

Caitlin is an experienced country Head for corporations (+USD $20B). Caitlin lead an Australian business for Staples (multinational office supply retailing corporation) which, at the time, was one of the world’s top three Etailers. She is also experienced creating and delivering innovation solutions for organisations like GE. Today, Caitlin advises enterprise on how to collaborate, capitalise and thrive on the disruption that startups and the new economy provide.

Caitlin is a serial entrepreneur and has established companies in Australia, the UAE and Europe, across a diverse range of industries; fashion, property and water infrastructure. Caitlin continues to advise / invest (as an angel) startups helping them to scale (primarily into USA / China). Caitlin is based between Shanghai and Australia where she is focussed on products / tech that solve real problems, have the potential to create a measurably better world and satisfy the needs / opportunities that China’s 5 year strategic plan represents.

Caitlin is an internationally experienced speaker of choice for leading organisations (Microsoft), events (Pause Festival) and universities (Harvard).

For all speaking enquiries, please contact Alexis Green (alexis@capitalxx.com) to discuss availability and rates.