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Laura Faulconer

Role Investment Manager

Email laura@wntventures.co.nz

Phone 027 22 99 228

Laura Faulconer has built a career in entrepreneurship support, architecting and delivering major initiatives aimed at accelerating commercialisation of IP-anchored advanced technologies. Trained as a biomedical engineer, she has worked at the intersection of research translation, commercial development and fundraising with deep experience in medical devices and health technologies.

 

Before joining WNT, she was CTO for The Actuator/STC Australia where she designed and launched a seed-to-Series A accelerator for regulated medical devices, forming the basis for a dedicated $75M (AUD) seed investment fund. While there, she designed and launched Australia's largest and longest-running medical device startup competition, with ongoing support from major corporates, governments and publicly funded research organisations. She scaled this program from state-based to national and laid the groundwork for international expansion. She has also held roles including Associate Professor of Science at Monash University, in Global Challenges: science + entrepreneurship = impact; Marketing & Business Development Officer at MiniFAB, a contract point of care diagnostics manufacturer; Director of Innovation Projects at COIN, a not-for-profit entrepreneurship support initiative cultivating an emerging nanobiotechnology cluster.

 

She is an experienced entrepreneur, and is passionate about mentoring and enabling fellow entrepreneurs.