Alan Jones advises founders in startup accelerators BlueChilli, Startmate and Catalysr, and later stage startup clients of KPMG High Growth Ventures, on lean startup methodology, product, marketing and capital raising strategy.
A founding investor in Australian tech startup venture funds Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures, Alan is now raising a venture fund, M8 Ventures, focusing on pre-seed and seed investment in Australian early-stage tech startups.
Alan is also an active angel investor here and in the US, with investments including Bugcrowd, Buzzy, Biteable, Cardly, Elevio, GeoSnap, HappyCo, HowAboutEat, Macropod, Muru Music, Propeller Aero, Tzukuri, Workyard, UpGuard and Upperstory.Alan’s service agency for startups, The New Agency, was acquired by BlueChilli in 2012.
Previously, he was Product Director, South Asia for Yahoo!, Inc.
Alan is currently the third highest-ranked Australian athlete in international hide and seek competition. Disagree with him on Twitter at @bigyahu