Alan Jones, The New Agency
Since 1995, Alan has worked with early-stage companies and new product development teams, on online strategy for communications, product development and marketing.
He draws on hands-on experience founding and co-founding web and mobile startups, as well as senior management experience in larger companies including Yahoo!, News Digital Media and Microsoft. In 1997 Alan established Yahoo! Australia & NZ (now Yahoo7) with CEO Tony Faure.
Alan advises and invest in new Australian startups directly, and through Startmate, Pollenizer Ventures and BlackbirdVC. Shoestring Media's Mat Beeche listed Alan as one of Australia's Top Startup Mentors in 2012.
Alan is a co-founder of digital agency The New Agency, an early investor in ChromaSun, Bugherd, OtherLevels and ScriptRock and the Social Media Director for TEDxSydney.