Do you have an idea? Whether it be combating climate change, helping sustain our forests or oceans, improving nutrition, growing a small business and creating jobs, promoting sustainable agriculture or just a fabulous idea to change the world for the better, then we would love to hear from you.
Jill has been passionate about crowdfunding for the past 5 years after envisioning the power it has to realise dreams, make the impossible possible and create new markets and communities. Jill set up her first crowdfunding platform in 2012 after the London Olympics to help children realise their sporting dreams. In 2015 she joined the advisory board of ReadyFundGo and became the CEO and majority shareholder in 2016. Jill has an MBA, a Masters in Environmental Science, is a Chartered Accountant, a qualified executive coach and has previously been a partner at Deloitte, KPMG and Andersen. She is a big tennis fan and managed the Grand Slam in one season (as a spectator not player!).
With over a decade in digital production and project management in the USA and Australia, Krista Weber enjoys understanding users needs while strategically developing and managing projects that are innovative, inspiring and have social impact. An early job at a tech startup in the USA focused on ecommerce inspired her career in the digital space. Krista holds a B.A. in Global Studies with a focus on Human Rights from the University of Minnesota, as well as M.A. studies in Digital Media from the University of NSW – COFA. She has lived in Europe, India, the USA, and Australia and loves exploring new places, documentary storytelling, photography, travel, music and great food.
François is a veteran software developer and designer. After years of working for fortune 500 companies at a big web agency in Northern Europe, he decided to focus on lending his expertise to the fintech startup world in Australia and South East Asia. Francois is passionate about web technologies, UX, open-source software, electronics, cooking and cold beer.
Alison joined the team at ReadyFundGo in 2016. Her strength lies in directing, growing and developing businesses. She is an experienced project manager having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious projects. She is ideally placed to help entrepreneurs and startups realise their dream by raising capital. Alison is a charted director and chartered civil engineer by profession. She has worked as a Board Director for an international engineering consultancy and has a successful track record in bidding and winning frameworks and in business development. In her spare time Alison enjoys creating sculpture and playing golf.
Alexandre is a passionate content strategist and entrepreneur who loves to work with start-ups and tech firms to create outstanding, well-informed content that drives results and meet business objectives. His interest and motivation to make innovative ideas come true naturally led him to become actively involved in the crowdfunding space. If you are creating a serious crowdfunding campaign and require some interesting content Alexandre is your man!
Coming from Mumbai – the city of dreams – has given intern Ashay an inside experience on the true spirit of the crowd and taught to follow his dreams endlessly. In a city which never sleeps, Ashay learned from a young age the importance of being strategic, innovative, and interconnected. Ashay studied Accounting and Finance in his undergraduate and Masters of Project Management from Australian National University. Apart from work, he is passionate about playing cricket, organising events, reading inspiring books and dancing to Bollywood music.
Francesca provides strategic advice ReadyFundGo. Francesca has a wealth of global experience. She holds an MBA from Harvard, has been a consultant at McKinsey and held a number of senior leadership roles for Vodafone across Europe. She is now on the Vodafone GmbH Supervisory Board, a member of the Invitalia Ventures Investment Committee, a HERA board member and an advisor to Fiskl Limited. Francesca is a keen diver and takes an opportunity she can to get under water.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Sarah. Sarah passed away in December after a short illness. She was an invaluable member of our team and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with her family at this very difficult time.
Sarah was passionate about innovation and technology as a way to improve people’s lives. Sarah was the Principal of Star Jasmine assisting with China Australia market entry, sourcing technologies and export market development grants. Sarah was also a start-up mentor who supported crowdfunding as an accessible way for innovators to grow their businesses. Sarah had experience as a diplomat, financial analyst, corporate advisor and Advisory Board member. She held a MBA and GAICD and had a strong interest in social impact technologies.