“Our vision is to create a place for everyone on the planet to get equity and value in exchange for what they share. To make this possible we want to create a sovereign place where people will realise the accumulation of every day data as a growing and valuable asset, for themselves and for their children.” – The Meeco Manifesto
Katryna founded Meeco in 2012. She is also the co-founder of Zemu, a think tank and incubator. Meeco was conceived over a decade ago as social networks were on the rise. Katryna envisioned a time when personal sovereignty would be as important as being connected. Now a decade later, personal clouds, mobile technology and the internet of things have come together to make Meeco possible and necessary.
Prior to Meeco she consulted in strategy to execution roles for start-ups and major corporate change and implementation projects. Katryna has held leadership positions and delivered projects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, United States and India. Her industry sector experience includes information technology, financial services, health services and human resources. Katryna has subject matter expertise in strategy, psychographic segmentation, neuro-economics and change. She also currently serves on advisory boards.
Mike has over 20 years of experience in the global technology and consulting sector in Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA.
He has worked extensively with the start-up community as well as managing strategic engagements with significant multinational corporations. With a focus on solutions delivery, relationship management and commercial execution, Mike has a passion for new technology and the changing landscape of the digital world.
With significant general management and operations experience within the executive search and talent management markets, Mike has successfully built and developed businesses across Australia, Silicon Valley and Asia.
Andy has joined Meeco to help us set-up and manage our existing and new enterprise partnerships, whilst continuing to foster new relationships across the region. Andy contributes more than 30 years’ expertise in consulting and technical services implementation. Experienced in all aspects of the consulting industry - advisory, management, turnaround and the IT solutions industry across ERP, Fintech and business model innovation.
Constantly creating and/or champion initiatives, typically he leads from the front; managing teams of commercial and technology staff. He maintains a broad network of resources to bring to any opportunity.
Having followed Meeco’s journey from the very beginning, Nathan is now Head of Experience and Labs where he leads global product and experience strategy as well as execution of Meeco Labs Programs across Europe. His passion for solving complex human problems catalysed a number of years ago when he was founding CEO of a sports technology startup. In this role Nathan was instrumental in capital raising, product direction and business model strategy.
More recently, and prior to starting his role with Meeco, Nathan led initiatives across various industry verticals including finance, banking, health, aged-care and even the intention economy. Specifically, his focus was product, customer experience and service innovation within enterprise design lab environments. In a different life Nathan was actually an elite athlete. Unfortunately a bad back injury forced his early retirement, but the lessons he learned from competition stay with him today.
One of the most recognisable faces among Adelaide’s tech-savvy movers and shakers, Derek Munneke has spent a decade and a half working his way up in the IT industry. Originally a developer, Derek has fulfilled roles as varied as manager, salesman, mentor, and social organiser.
With vast experience in all aspects of the software lifecycle, Derek brings a passion and dedication to developing good software.
Andrew brings to Meeco critical abilities. His experience is helping us navigate between the skunk-works of start-up and the evolving maturity of operations.
Prior to joining the team Andrew was a Financial Controller, with over a decade of experience in hotel operations across a range of properties. He has also worked in institutional banking, where Andrew gained project performance, analysis and project management expertise.
Andrew’s broad skills help strike a balance between improving our operations and supporting our development. He is the man behind every Epic we embark on, capturing the stories that the design and development team use to create Meeco.
Aviva has been a key part of the Meeco team for nearly two years. Her relocation to Berlin comes as her venture there has proven fertile ground for creative thinking. Aviva’s work for Meeco has grown through a variety of roles, starting out as an intern, she has worked her way to becoming Meeco’s lead digital producer and community manager.
She is an avid lover and producer of electronic music; this drove her to establish OKRA, a collective/ dance party that exhibits local talent from a grassroots level in Sydney. In her downtime when she’s not working for Meeco she's working on one of her various film projects, Djing at illegal raves or creating something weird.
Mars is the lead designer for Meeco and has been involved in the design and visual communication since the first Meeco prototype.
Prior to working with Meeco, he had over a decade of experience working in both software development and design. This unique multidisciplinary approach has informed his expertise as a designer and creative director with an eye for innovation. Mars has also worked extensively as a freelancer and consultant which honed his strategic approach to interactive design and user experience. His work reflects his understanding of the importance of designing experiences that are a joy and easy to use.
Mars has a passion for both the aesthetic (form) and technical (function) sides of design and he always strives to find the perfect harmony between the two.
Brian Grimmer together with the Present Group is an early stage investor in Meeco. Brian Founded the Present Group in 2011 and is the current CEO and Managing Director. The same role he has held with Powertech since 2002. Brian has overseen the Enterprise and guided its strategic growth to become a national and international leader in the field of Completions.
Completions is a relatively recent term to describe the stewardship and governance of major capital projects and assets throughout their entire life cycle. During Brian’s tenure the Present Group has incubated and launched several highly successful businesses. He has a great passion for engagement with the community which has led to many successful collaborations with like minded leaders and cultures, including philanthropy projects in Australia and the Philippines.
Meeco has captured Brian's imagination as he believes it will address the next great era of personal freedom.
Meeco is proud to have the Present Group as our joint venture partner.
“ I believe Victor Hugo once said, that; 'There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.' But ideas also require the passion and integrity to carry them out and that is what Meeco is about. Meeco’s founder is a visionary and a true originator who has long seen the advent of the Me-economy. Meeco will help us champion the civil liberties we shall all need to exercise, if we are to reclaim our very own identities. ” Brian Grimmer
Founder & Managing Director