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Meet Maëlle

Maëlle Gavet has been a leading technology executive and entrepreneur for over 15 years.

One of the tech industry’s brightest stars, Maëlle Gavet has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40, one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and was fifth among Time magazine’s List of the Top 25 ‘Female Techpreneurs’. After six years as a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group she went on to become CEO of OZON.ru, Russia’s largest e-commerce site, and executive VP of operations of the Priceline Group, the largest online and travel agency in the world which includes brands like OpenTable, Kayak, and Booking.com.
Most recently Gavet was Chief Operating Officer at real estate platform Compass, valued at over $6bn. She has spoken regularly at the leading technology industry events and her writing has appeared in Wired, the Harvard Business Review, the World Economic Forum, Fast Company and Fortune magazine. Her first book, Trampled by Unicorns: Big Tech’s Empathy Problem and How to Fix It published by Wiley, is now available.

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I had the pleasure of appearing on @Bloomberg yesterday. See the interview to hear why, despite the fact that 2023… https://t.co/HFdiLtSSfO Re-Tweet
Did you know Lagos, Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing ecosystems & the #1 African startup city as of 2021? This… https://t.co/ytpThanIDg Re-Tweet
I’m immensely proud that @Techstars is one of the most active investors in defense and aerospace. Huge congratulati… https://t.co/5vrAP2KunL Re-Tweet
How can founders fundraise in the tough 2023 environment? Read my advice in @FortuneMagazine https://t.co/ovaSUMeZrJ Re-Tweet
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Last week I sat down with @Calcalistech, Israel’s leading financial news publisher. We covered a range of topics, i… https://t.co/pR6olYN61X Re-Tweet