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Derek Gerrard

Director Purpose Ventures, Chairman Meridian Global Foundation, BetterLabs Venture Fund Manager

Derek is an entrepreneur and investor tn technology and social enterprises through his business Purpose Ventures. He has a 20 year background in the tech industry working across the UK and US with PwC and Barclays Bank. 

On his return to Perth he co-founded the sustainability software company Greensense. Since his successful exit has been a Startup Advocate, Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Investor, Board Member and Advisor and current roles include: 

o Fund Manager of BetterLabs $23m Venture Fund 

o Entrepreneur in Residence of Spacecubed's Plus Eight Accelerator 

o Entrepreneur in Residence at the RAC 

o Director Go Capital - Private Equity Tech investments (inc.Health Engine and iCetana) 

o Chairman of Curve Tomorrow - digital health 

o Chairman of Alyka - digital marketing 

o Chairman of Meridian Global Foundation 

o Curtin University Faculty of Business & Law Advisory Council 

o Board roles with McCrindle Research, Complete Home Filtration, Space to Co & We Money



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