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Georgie Benardete is a technology investor and entrepreneur. A Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, she is the co-Founder of Orchard Mile, a luxury fashion marketplace. She also co-founded Shopbeam, an ad-tech product that offers a full shopping experience within online advertisement. 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, and a founding member of the Charly Alberti R21 Foundation in Latin America.
Benardete is part of the IC 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, and NYC. Benardete earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service (with honours) from Georgetown University, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow, and has coursed studies at Harvard Kennedy School and Carnegie Mellon University.