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Maëlle Gavet (she/her)

CEO, Techstars

Maëlle Gavet is CEO of Techstars, the most active pre-seed investor in the world that provides access to capital, programming and connections to early-stage entrepreneurs.

Gavet was drawn to Techstars as an entrepreneur at heart, having founded her first business at 16 and going on to start two other companies. She has been a senior executive at numerous large tech companies around the world, including Ozon, the Priceline Group (OpenTable, Kayak, Booking.com) and Compass. She was also a principal at the Boston Consulting Group for six years.

She has been named one of Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, one of Fortune's 40 under 40, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and was on Time Magazine's list of the 25 Top "Female Techpreuners."
Author of the widely acclaimed book Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It (Wiley, 2020), she is currently based in New York City.


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