Leesa is the Founder and General Partner of R3i Capital and R3i Ventures, and Planet43 - a platform built to democratize capital for AI and frontier technology investment into Startups advancing the SDGs. Soulodre transforms many of the world's most promising sustainable development companies by accelerating their growth. From the world’s first severe dengue prognostic to room temperature powered quantum computers and long-duration renewable energy, Soulodre and her team are venture-building and investing in emerging technologies that will contribute to climate action, food and water security, and the transition to value-based care.


    R3i's Fund Zero includes :

    • Quantum Brilliance (AUS) is the world's first ambient quantum microprocessor powered by diamond - - SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • StratifiCare (SG) personalized medicine company with the world's first dengue prognostic (Female founders) - SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing & SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • Fruit Intelligence IoT Company, Rubens Technologies (AUS) - SDG 2 - Zero Hunger, SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • Solar Thermal Material Company, MGA Thermal (AUS) - SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • Netflix of Social Gaming Company, Goama - GoGames (SG) - SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
    • Context analytics, Black.ai (AUS) - SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
    • Oncology psycho digital therapeutics, Prosoma (POL) - SDG3 - Good Health and Wellbeing




    Today, Soulodre serves on the boards of R3i Impact Foundation, R3i Capital, R3i Group, and the Artificial Intelligence Asia Pacific Institute. She is a Board Member, Observer, and Advisor to R3i portfolio companies Meracle Health, Viewmind, and Stratificare. Soulodre empowers her boards with best-practice fundraising, accelerated market access, reputation risk management, and cyber risk governance. Previously, she served on the advisory boards of MGA Thermal, Quantum Brilliance, and Goama. She was a board member of the Not for Profit Designers Against Aids, Australian Alumni Singapore, and RunwayHQ.


    Leesa served as Chairperson of the TRIUM (NYU, HEC, LSE) Women's Group. Today, she leads the TRIUM EMBA Angels Network, a group she cofounded in 2022 to accelerate angel education, deal access, and early-stage deal support for Alumni and their families.


    Leesa is the Venture Partner and Investment Committee Member of Mandalay Venture Partners, an early stage venture fund focused on responsible investment, DEI, and climate impact in Brisbane, Australia.




    Leesa Soulodre is the Partner of She Loves Tech, and R3i is the long-term organizing partner licensee of SheLovesTech in Western Europe, Southern Europe, Nordics, Monaco, Switzerland, Japan, and Korea.


    R3i holds Community licenses in the US, Canada, UK, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. She Loves Tech is recognized for running the world's largest startup competition for female entrepreneurs - its acceleration platform for women and technology - and creating an unrivaled ecosystem for women-led businesses. A vibrant community of over 8,000 entrepreneurs in over 90 countries, R3i - She Loves Tech offers established partnerships with global VCs and angel investors. It contributes to capacity and capability building for in-country, gender empowerment, and economic development and leveling the playing field for women's access to capital.


    Past Track 

    Resident EIR/Mentor to 3 VCs: 500 Global, Techstars

    Alumnus - Plug and Play (Inspirit IoT)

    Resident EIR to 5 CVCs: IAG Firemark, Petronas, PUB, Visa Accelerator, Striders Investments.

    EIR to 8 Governments/Cities: KIC SV, Arizona Commerce, Canadian Tech Accelerator, Austrade - DFAT, European Research Agency Horizon2020 Fund for SME ICT Disruption, NSW Investment, and the Health Track to UNDP - Magic.

    Former Venture Partner Raiven Capital (Canada).

    Former Global Advisory Council Member of Cornerstone Capital (NY, USA)


    At R3i we encourage our community to "Think a new Thought"

    Source: Issimo Agency

  • Douglas L. Jones, Former Director

    Advanced Digital Science Centre

    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

    "Leesa is a serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur, who brings a broad range of perspectives to bear. She has worked in innovation leadership roles in a variety of industries - and from very large to startup companies, as well as in mentoring and consulting roles!


    You can find a short biography online but it doesn’t fully convey Leesa’s dynamism and freewheeling idea generation coupled with prompt and thorough execution."


    Managing Director

    Digital Transformation Group

    Nissan Renault

    "Leesa Soulodre is a collaborator, pioneer, and builder. She is a knowledgeable and seasoned technology entrepreneur, well-informed about her sector’s cutting-edge innovations and competitive strategy. As a collaborator, we have worked on numerous complex topics including analytics and machine learning applications for predictive software fault resolution of autonomous vehicles and digital risk transformation. Leesa continues to support me with the devil's advocacy that I need to find even greater creative solutions to very complex problems. She shows strong business and industry acumen, underwritten by a strong technical pragmatism and a unique ability in leveraging her extensive network.

    Leesa has grit, resilience, a strong curiosity and learning appetite, and a passion for human purpose! She infuses energy and performance into everything she touches. As a pioneer and builder, she is passionately committed to making a difference."

    Oliver Kysela

    CFO Endota

    Behind Leesa's charming and sophisticated disposition is a highly motivated, respected and exceptionally energetic professional.


    To me, her competitive advantage is that her decision-making and advice is generated from strong and balanced principles that consider all facets of future value, and not just short-term success at any cost."

    Alexander Post, Cofounder, and Chief Innovation Officer

    MGA Thermal

    "Leesa Soulodre works with my deep-tech start-up company, as both a mentor and Advisory Board member. During this time, the energy, knowledge, and connections that Leesa has brought to the team have been absolutely invaluable. Professionally, Leesa is the most driven individual I've ever met, with unparalleled enthusiasm and an ability to make connections. This is backed up by her deep knowledge of the global startup investment landscape, a keen mind for commercial strategy and an amazing willingness to help.

    Personally, Leesa is both easy to get along with and tenacious, continuously mentoring all members of our team and fostering a great innovative atmosphere, and never failing to bring a voice of ambition, cooperation, and confidence to the table. On both levels, I cannot speak highly of her enough."

    Rachel Hong, CEO and Cofounder, Meracle Health

    "Our one on one coaching with Leesa at the IoT Tribe Accelerator helped to propel us forward in multiple aspects of our business. Through her vast network in the Medtech space, she has connected us to relevant partners and advisors with a broad range of capabilities. She has been instrumental in helping us articulate our market entry strategy and expand our access to the European market. True to her mission of founders first, the direction she provided focused on adding value by achieving critical milestones."

    Dr. Anthony Chua, Stratificare, Inc.

    "As a hands-on venture builder and founder Coach, Leesa has helped us to raise capital,

    secure advanced reimbursement from the world's largest insurance network, and through he

    extensive networks, accelerated our expansion into Latin America.


    I have not seen someone as willing to roll up her sleeves to help local DeepTech startups as Leesa.

    She brings irreplaceable contributions to our Board of Advisors, and to the local DeepTech startup ecosystem of Singapore."

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