My Story In Short
After an illustrious career spent building corporate innovation programs and forging partnerships with Fortune 100 companies, Anna set her sights on venture capital designed to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Today, she helps founders and corporate tech professionals balance both hypergrowth and health, armed with a firm belief that it is possible to achieve remarkable company growth while prioritizing health, wellness, and humanness.
Anna C. Mallon is a global speaker, former Techstars Mentor, University Lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship, and counts features in numerous media outlets.
With one foot in the tech ecosystem and another in corporate finance, Anna has worked closely with $1B+ venture capital firms – often being the only woman in the room. A global citizen, Anna speaks 5 languages and has lived in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.
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Through her own companies and in partnership, Anna has designed and delivered dozens of corporate and VC-backed startup innovation programs for companies including DAIMLER, FACEBOOK, BOSCH, SHELL, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, MUFG Bank, MURU-D (Telstra), Syngenta, HP, MunichRE, SCOR, CSIRO, CREDIT SUISSE and more.
As Director and investor of Southeast Asia’s first startup accelerator, JFDI.ASIA, Anna facilitated corporate venture building with startups and contributed towards a portfolio of over 70 early stage tech startups worth USD 60 mill. Her work with 15 further global accelerators has enabled her to work with founders across EmergingTech, Edtech, Healthtech, Energy, Agritech and Proptech.
Before setting up her third company, Startup2Life, Anna founded The Creative Experience, a corporate training and innovation company. In less than 2 years, she was closing high-figure deals with multinational clients such as Singapore Airlines, KPMG, MANULIFE, JLL, DBSchenker and world-class University SMU.
Between 2002-2010, Anna was regional GM of global media player SAE and worked with Singapore's Economic Development Board and Hyper Island.
Since then, she continues to work with start up founders at all levels, as well as VCs, accelerators and incubators. A passionate advocate for the intersection of hyper-growth and personal health, Anna explores this on her Vodcast and thriving LinkedIn Community.
When I am not helping businesses get things done and grow, I spend time with my 2 wonderful children (an athlete and a photographer) and my husband of 20-years. Travel, surfing, and giving back to communities fuel me.
“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” - Confucius
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