Mitali has strong public and private sector experience in early stage commercialisation, particularly deeptech. At Callaghan Innovation she oversees its deeptech commercialisation efforts through a Government partnership with technology incubators. Most recently Mitali was a Network Manager at Icehouse Ventures where she led the establishment of the ArcAngels Fund – New Zealand’s first fund investing in female-led ventures. She has been a Commercialisation Manager at AUT Ventures and an Associate at Pacific Channel where she facilitated investment into and commercialisation of Science, Engineering and AI technologies through start-ups, licensing and strategic partnerships. Mitali is passionate about working with ventures that have strong social and environmental impact and is a staunch supporter of female entrepreneurship.