About Us

“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




The Team


Katryna Dow

Katryna Dow

CEO & Founder

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.

katrynadow.me | @katrynadow

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith

Board Director

Glenn is an experienced CEO, entrepreneur, scale-up venture leader, investor, director and vigneron. His success to date has been built around being involved in and/or growing customer-centric businesses at all stages of the growth cycle (listed and private) from existence (start-ups), to resource maturity (>$1B) in the areas of Blockchain, Digital Identity, Personal Data, IOT, AR/VR, Robotics, Agtech, HR, Edtech, Healthtech, Cleantech, Fintech, and Marketplaces. He is passionate about guiding entrepreneurs and organisations to understand the effects of emerging technology on business and society with a mantra of creating “shared value” – the idea that corporate success and social welfare (good) are interdependent.

@glennlsmith

Elizabeth Boerner

Elizabeth Boerner

COO

Elizabeth is passionate about Me2B, partnerships, execution and French Literature. Elizabeth started her career at Capital One as one of the company’s first internet resources. In various roles across multiple departments, she was responsible for identifying solutions and growing new products via emerging technologies and simplification. As part of the payments team, she won CEO Circle of Excellence awards for prepaid and decoupled debit. Her last work was tied to Capital One Bank integrations. Elizabeth next became one of the first employees at Cardlytics, the transaction marketing and card-linked offers pioneer. Among other things at Cardlytics, she was responsible for multiple US and UK bank integrations prioritised as top strategic digital transformations by those banks' boards. Elizabeth spent 2013-2017 helping multinationals, banks and startups create and maximise partnerships focused on innovative data driven products and services.

@e_boerner

Derek Munneke

Derek Munneke

Head of Engineering

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.

Mike Page

Mike Page

Head of Platform Partnerships

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.

@MikePagesyd

Maria Rodrigues

Maria Rodrigues

Digital Producer

Having worked in the start-up scene since she crash-landed in Sydney, Maria has been involved in all aspects of digital production in areas such as education, technology, health, retail and media.

Maria has a background in communication, design, marketing and entrepreneurship and moonlights as an English teacher. She likes to come up with clever solutions that make things easier and prettier and to write, design and plan other things ad infinitum.

Ben Longstaff

Ben Longstaff

Blockchain Architect

Ben has built a large range of technologies from a visual search engine to identify targets in UAV footage to helping scale a Silicon Valley startup from 10k DAU to 2M DAU in 12 months. More recently Ben worked in San Francisco as part of the API team at the Discovery Channel to build the DiscoveryGo platform and then joined Discovery Digital Networks as the Principle Technical Architect. In his role as Principle Technical Architect, he conducted the technical due diligence into the Discovery Channels $100M investment into Group Nine Media. He has also worked as an investment analyst at the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund conducting technical due diligence on seed and Series A investments. More recently he has applied his business skills as an ICO analyst at CoinRemix and a mentor at Techstars.

@Ben_Longstaff