Co-Founder and Head, Strategy
Georgie Benardete is a technology investor and entrepreneur. She is a Co-Founder and Head of Strategy of Shopbeam.com, a universal cart for digital publishers to monetize their content seamlessly. Previously, she was Managing Director at Multicultural Capital, an independent financial consulting company focusing on renewable energy. Benardete started her career at OPIC, Coopers & Lybrand and JP Morgan. A committed environmentalist, she founded Yesilist.com, Turkey's largest green portal. She is also part of Al Gore's Climate Project as a speaker, a founding member of the Charly Alberti R21 Foundation in Latin America and a LEAD International Fellow. Benardete is an active investor in Belle Capital USA, an early-stage VC fund that promotes investments in companies with strong female leadership, and is a Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers hub in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Benardete earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service (with honours) from Georgetown University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.