Head of Growth, Catalyst Fund
Aaron works at the intersection of startups, investors and corporates and has led innovation engagements with global technology leaders including Facebook and Microsoft, and global industry leaders like Visa, Merck and Societe Generale. He has supported World Bank initiatives in due diligence, and through his leadership of MEST - Africa’s largest early-stage incubator - and NEST - an Asia based VC investing into African startups to cross-pollinate, has driven the growth, fundraise, merger and acquisition of startups in sectors ranging from artificial intelligence to agriculture to e-commerce. He has 10+ years of global experience building, scaling and investing in technology products in corporate and startup environments, in developed and emerging markets. He has a PGDip in Innovation from the University of Oxford’s Saïd School, an MSc in Emerging Markets from the University of Edinburgh and a BBus in Economics from RMIT University.