Alan Jones

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As a seasoned Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR), investor, tech entrepreneur and mentor, Alan has advised hundreds of Australian startups.

Originally a content producer for Microsoft’s Sidewalk city guide startup and then Product Director South Asia for Yahoo! Inc, Alan later became a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures.

Alan is now focusing his attention towards M8 Ventures, a venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups seeking pre-seed and seed capital. Alan’s existing investments across the Australian and US ecosystems include Bugcrowd, Buzzy, Biteable, Elevio, GeoSnap, HappyCo, HowAboutEat, Macropod, Muru Music, Propeller Aero, Tzukuri, Workyard, UpGuard and Upperstory.

Alan has advised founders in startup accelerators BlueChilli, Startmate and Catalysr, as well as working as an EiR for KPMG’s High Growth Ventures team.

As the EiR for CEA’s Collider 2018 Accelerator, Alan will combine his investment, mentoring, startup and tech experience to support the next crop of creative tech founders.

The Collider Accelerator brings Alan back to his roots of working with high growth focussed creative entrepreneurs across verticals including AR, VR, wearables, gaming, fashion tech, marketplaces, machine learning and digital media.