Simone Plante is the Founder and Managing Partner of a company investing in and advising on Artificial Intelligence for positive human impact.
Based in San Francisco in the 1990s, she worked closely with the pioneers of big data and the first software solution for data integration that was developed by DARPA. Her first startup was funded by Intel Capital and was acquired by SAP. She co-founded two other startups which were backed by leading VCs and corporate VCs including Microsoft. Simone worked from ideation to product development and scale-up and achieved two successful exits.
They advise governments and corporations on data, AI, ethics, and the future of work. They also continue to invest in startups and assist organisations to identify the biggest opportunities for investing in AI, and mentor their portfolio companies to build successful businesses with positive human impact.
Simone also serves as Board Director of INCO, the largest impact fund and global pioneer of social and environmental impact, supporting entrepreneurs through venture capital, training, and acceleration programs in more than 35 countries.
Simone holds a first-class honors Post Graduate degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Honors) degrees from the University of Melbourne, Australia