Disruptiv founder and chief executive Chantelle de la Rey. Source: supplied

My Biggest Mistake
Sophie Venz

My biggest mistake: Chantelle de la Rey, chief executive officer of Disruptiv

Sophie Venz
4 minute Read

The world of fintech and crypto isn’t exactly swarming with women, and there’s few who know this better than Chantelle de la Rey.

Breaking down the barriers of gender equality is one thing, but having to do so in an emerging market is another challenge all in itself.

While de la Rey has built Disruptiv and Swaps, she’s also faced many challenges along the way — and made a few mistakes.

The biggest of them all, de la Rey tells SmartCompany Plus, was simple — and one that many women face, regardless of industry. It all came down to never asking for help.

Subscribe to keep reading

Get unlimited access at half the price. Election sale now on.
Learn more
Already a Plus member?


SmartCompany Plus

Sign in

To connect a sign in method the email must match the one on your SmartCompany Plus account.
Or use your email
Forgot your password?

Want some assistance?

Contact us on: or call the hotline: +61 (03) 8623 9900.