Leesa is actively involved in the international start-up community as an Angel, Digital Director and Board Advisor. A serial in/entrepreneur, she has supported in securing over USD 35 million in seed to Series C investments. Her own entrepreneurship experience includes 1 IPO and a number of strategic exits.
She is a Board Member of Runway Geelong, the Government funded incubator in Victoria, Australia and Hinounou Intelligent Robot Company, delivering the world's first predictive heart failure Robot as a Service companion to the world's elderly. She advises as an Expert on the SME ICT Disruption Call for the European Commission Research Agency.
- PR Software firm, Prezly (BE),
- Netflix of Social Gaming Company, GoGames (UAE),
- Hardware Design Automation Company, Inspirit IoT (IL, USA),
- Responsible Investment RoboAdvisory Firm, Who's Good (KR)
- Fashion Analytics Firm, FashionMatch (KR) and
- Skincare RoboAdvisory App, BeautyButton (SG).
She leads the TRIUM Women's Group (NYU, HEC, LSE) and serves on the Board of the University of Southern Queensland Alumni Chapter as Secretary.
Former appointments include Member of the Management Committee of the not for profit Society, Australian Alumni Singapore where she held the roles of Chair of Digital Transformation and Governance and Chair of the Ethics Committee, Global Advisory Council Member of the Investment Advisory Firm, Cornerstone Capital (NY), Board Advisor to Autoscout (IL, USA), RepRisk AG (CH) and Designers Against AIDS (BE).