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Elisabeth O’Neill Laett

Holt Accelerator
Managing Partner
Elisabeth is managing partner of the Holt Accelerator. Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. Over the last two years, Holt has received over 1,800 applications for a spot in the program from over 75 countries, in which they invest in the top 1% of applications globally. With a portfolio of 18 active investments, Holt has also facilitated them to raise an additional $30 million post program.
Whether occupying senior roles in Fortune 50 technology companies, investing in start-ups or being hands on to accelerate growth, Elisabeth is no stranger to the start-up scene. She has done business as well as travelled extensively to every major geography in the world, managing revenue pipelines for global products and customers. With over 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, her keen eye to understand a business and its potential for success is a great asset to the Holt team. Her contributions did not go unnoticed as she landed a spot on the Digital Finance Institutes’ Top 50 Women in Fintech for 2019.
Elisabeth is active in multiple diversity initiatives, including leading the Women in Tech initiative of YES Montreal as well as being a national leader in the Status of Women Canada GENC project. She also serves as the Vice-President of the board of the YES Montreal and has been active advisor to Holt Accelerator over the last two years.