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Alan Jones

Alan Jones - Entrepreneur in Resident + Angel Investor.

A founding investor in Australian tech startup venture funds Pollenizer, Startmate, and Blackbird Ventures, Alan was until recently working on raising a new venture fund, M8 Ventures, with Microsoft Reactor’s Emily Rich, focusing on pre-seed and seed-stage. Alan has been an active angel investor here and in the US, with investments including Ananas, Bugcrowd, Bugherd, Buzzy, Biteable, Canva, Cardly, Elevio, GeoSnapshot, GiggedIn, HappyCo, HowAboutEat, Macropod, Muru Music, OtherLevels, Propeller Aero, Squirrel Street, TopMe, Tyde, Tzukuri, Workyard, UpGuard, and Upperstory. Alan mentors startup founders in startup programs for BlueChilli, Catalysr, Collider, CyRise, muru-D, Remarkable, Startmate, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and UTS. He’s on the board of Catalysr, an entrepreneurship program focused on marginalised migrants and refugees. He’s also a regular technology expert panelist for News Tonight on ABC2 and has been a contributor to AFR, The Australian, InnovationAus, SmartCompany, and StartupDaily. Alan’s service agency for startups, The New Agency, was acquired by BlueChilli in 2012. Previously, he was cofounder of HomeScreen Entertainment and Product Director, South Asia for Yahoo!, Inc. Alan is currently the third highest-ranked Australian athlete in world hide and seek competition. Disagree with him on Twitter at @bigyahu

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Mark Kehoe

Sastrugi Pty Ltd - Principal

Experienced Executive Director (private & ASX), early stage investor and advisor with over 20 years specialising in transformative digital/online/technology businesses. Successful track record of increasing business value through building and leading strategy and success through key periods of disruption, transformation, acquisitions, consolidation and growth, in C-suite and director roles. Hands on knowledge and extensive experience in the Australian, US and international technology & digital environment. Some of Mark’s career highligths are: Founding member of GraysOnline ecommerce group, Head of Digital at Virgin Australia, Investor and/or board member of disruptive innovators (startup through to public) in AU, US & EU, ED of ASX listed early stage AI company

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