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Mez Gallifuoco

Founder & CEO
The Mad Ones

Mez is an award winning technology entrepreneur and strategist for some of the world’s most innovative companies including QBE, AMEX, Virgin Australia and several startups in Sydney and New York. Throughout her career, Mez founded and led two startups to successful exits, raised over $50m in investment, and increased profitability for her companies. Her latest venture, The Mad Ones, is a unique venture studio that supports funded startups, scaleups and corporations in creating leading edge, user-centric, ethical products. Their signature program, “High Level Founder”, takes ambitious entrepreneurs from idea to trend analysis to validation to launch in just 90 days. A proud mom of two, Mez is passionate about shifting the investment and work life landscape for women by continuously investing in women-led startups. Her product expertise covers emerging technologies in the fields of AI, Augmented Reality, MedTech & HealthTech, InsureTech, EduTech and more. Mez helps companies become leaders in their field and increase profitability through clear product and innovation strategies.