• "The journey of a thousand miles

    begins with a single step - in the right direction."


    Leesa Soulodre is the Founding General Partner of R3i Group and the Managing Partner of R3i Capital, a deep-tech cross-border venture capital firm specializing in applied artificial intelligence, frontier technologies, and sustainable development.


    With over 20 years of experience in cutting-edge innovation, technology, and strategy consulting, Leesa is a serial entrepreneur. She has provided advisory services to more than 400 multinationals and startups across 19 sectors in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Leesa has successfully led companies from the seed stage to USD 14 billion, facilitating market expansion and raising over $270 million in capital for portfolio companies. Her expertise spans Smart cities, cybersecurity, medtech and healthcare, and applied artificial intelligence.


    Leesa is a Clinical Professor of Practice at SMU Cox Business School in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. She serves as a moonlighting adjunct faculty member at Singapore Management University and IE Business School. She is a member of the advisory board for the global Think Tank The AI Asia Pacific Institute, an independent, interdisciplinary research institute focused on exploring the implications of artificial intelligence. Leesa also holds board roles for her portfolio companies, Viewmind, Stratificare, and Meracle Health.


    Leesa earned a Global Executive MBA from TRIUM (NYU Stern, HEC Paris, and the London School of Economics and Political Science) and a Masters in Management (Marketing) from the University of Southern Queensland.


    In recognition of her achievements, CIO Magazine named Leesa as one of the Five Most Rising Women Leaders to Watch in 2023 and one of the 10 Transformational Business Leaders in 2023. She was also honored with the title of EliteX – 10 Elite Business Women to Watch in 2023 and was included in CIO Times’ Top 5 Empowering Women Leaders to Follow in 2023.

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  • "Impossible only means that you have not found the solution yet."