Alan Jones Chief Growth Hacker, BlueChilli

Alan Jones is Chief Growth Hacker at Australian startup accelerator BlueChilli – Australia’s best-known startup incubator and accelerator – where he’s responsible for advising and mentoring startup entrepreneurs on lean startup methodology, marketing and communications. Since 1995, Alan has worked with early-stage companies and new product development teams, on online strategy for communications, product development and marketing.

Alan is a founding Startmate mentor and investor, and mentors at Muru-D and AngelCube. He’s also an active angel investor here and in the US, with current investments including Muru Music, Tzukuri, Bugcrowd, Blackbird Ventures, Scriptrock, OtherLevels, Bugherd and Chromasun. Alan’s startup digital agency The New Agency was acquired by BlueChilli in 2012. Previously, he was Product Director, South Asia for Yahoo!, Inc., Chief Product Officer of online video startup HomeScreen Entertainment and Editor of Australian Macworld.

In his workshop on Hacking your first investment round, Alan teaches you how to differentiate yourself from the pack.