Mario has 20 years of investment, business building and entrepreneurial experience in big data and advanced analytics. He brings a wealth of experience in digital innovation, fintech, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. As FutureLabs Ventures' Managing Partner, he leverages his expertise to build scalable, next generation digital ventures and tech investments.
Prior to FutureLabs, Mario was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he founded McKinsey Solutions and McKinsey New Ventures in Asia-Pacific. While leading McKinsey New Ventures, Mario invested, built and scaled a portfolio of 20+ fintech, consumertech, healthtech, and energytech start-ups that have become global players in their fields. During his tenure, he also spearheaded the growth of McKinsey New Ventures' team to over 500 professionals in Asia-Pacific.
Mario was also the Managing Director and board member of risk analytics firm Moody's Analytics in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; where he was instrumental in making a number of transformative acquisitions and internal investments within financial technology and advanced analytics. During his nine years stint at Moody's Analytics, the firm grew into a US$1 billion revenue company.
Previously, Mario was a financial analyst at Lehman Brothers in London, focusing on high-tech and high-growth sectors.
Mario obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Finance at Milan's Bocconi University summa cum laude, before obtaining his MBA at University of Chicago Booth, Graduate School of Business in 1999.
Ex-FoodPanda, ex-Rocket Internet, seasoned professional and serial intra/entrepreneur with 15+ years’ experience in digital consumer, telecommunications, software and infrastructure sectors in Europe and Asia.
Business leader and entrepreneur with 15+ years experience in digital consumer, telecommunications, software and infrastructure sectors in Europe and Asia.
More than 10 years leadership experience in establishing and growing new digital businesses (in corporate and start-up settings) across South-East Asia, leveraging technology, ground-breaking strategic partnerships and data-driven execution.
|•||SVP & Group Head of Indosat’s Digital Strategy & Investments, launching corporate ventures like PayPro and Eureka.ai (raised US$ 20M Series B in Feb 2020)|
|•||Director & Venture Partner.of an Indonesia-based award-winning tech-accelerator, IdeaBox|
|•||Managing Director of FoodPanda Indonesia (Rocket Internet, SEA)|
|•||Co-founder & Managing Director of a EasyTaxi Indonesia|
Experienced Strategist, Venture Builder, Investor. Based in Silicon Valley.
Gautam is a seasoned investment, strategy, and corporate venture building entrepreneur and adviser, committed to addressing the world's most pressing needs.
Over his 20+ year long career, Gautam has amassed a track-record of building businesses, driving growth through organic & inorganic initiatives, and leading new business creation from planning to launch & go-to-market. A specific area of Gautam’s interest and focus has been identifying and pursuing new business opportunities in ESG and decarbonization, healthcare, and technology.
His successes stem from a combination of cross-functional capabilities - Product Management, venture financing, and team building – that he developed in roles at several of the world's most pioneering organizations.
His career profile include:
|•||Leadership roles at Noble.ai and Zymergen, respectively a Silicon Valley Start-up pioneering the creation of science-based AI tools for research & innovation; and a Pre-IPO synthetic biology firm, which secured $800M+ in funding.|
|•||Co-Founder and Member of the Board, California BioEnergy.|
|•||Advisor to McKinsey Ventures, with a focus on establishing a strong network of VC and start-up relationships in Silicon Valley – as well as help grow the expanding group of McKinsey Ventures’ portfolio companies.|
|•||Principal at Medley Capital, a firm Gautam helped scale to $1.2 billion in senior lending to middle-market private companies. Focused on cleantech and sustainability investment opportunities.|
|•||Senior Manager & Product Lead at AOL and Zyng Networks|
|•||Management Consultant at McKinsey|
Gautam is a Harvard Business School grad (1997) with distinction.
Experienced Founder & Venture Builder with a demonstrated history of growing technology companies in sustainability across Asia.
Passionate about building solutions that create measurable value for clients .in energy efficiency, digital, telco and software sectors in Europe & Asia.
More than a decade of leadership experience (as Co-founder/CEO) in launching new digital businesses and taking them to market leading positions across Southeast Asia (in both start-up and corporate settings).
Focused on product innovation, building high impact teams and unlocking new revenue streams. Mentor and advisor to several regional start-ups.
|•||CEO & Founder, one of the largest clean tech ventures in SEA|
|•||Country Brand Manager, major food FMCG|
|•||Expert in sustainability, decarbonization, energy efficiency & circular business models|
|•||Former Consultant, McKinsey & Company|
|•||Board member & strategic Advisor to selected tech venture|
20 years of experience in technology & financial services. Founded and managed a startup, run teams of quants at ANZ, built their new Global Markets Pricing and Risk Management Platform
Expert in enterprise platforms & software development, cyber-security, UX, UI, and AI automation
Started programming computers in primary school and never stopped.
Strong experience also in Blockchain and Data Science
|•||CTO, distributed network analytics startup|
|•||Led development of trading system for Coal & Iron Ore for international Bank|
|•||Director & co-Founder, early-stage venture -- built software platform: design, dev, UX on web and mobile|
|•||Director, Calypso Technology APAC|
|•||Head of Central Quant Team, ANZ Bank|
|•||Regional Head of CDS, Murex APAC|
Giuseppe has over fifteen years of experience and is skilled in executing big data strategies in start-ups, governments and corporations. As a Venture Founder at FutureLabs Ventures, he is driven by a passion to create businesses underpinned by social values, which he does by seeking the confluence between science and products.
He is also one of the co-founders of the ACM SIGKDD chapter in Singapore. A strong advocate in providing professional advice to tech teams who are driven to excel, Giuseppe focuses on building products that leverage techniques such as optimisation, time series analysis and forecasting, trajectory data mining, anomaly detection, network analytics, collaborative filtering, supervised and unsupervised learning, nonlinear dynamics, chaos theory and numerical simulations.
Prior to joining FutureLabs, Giuseppe was the Data Science and Product Director at Dataspark, a spin-off of Singaporean telco firm Singtel that focuses on mobility intelligence and other telco products. He also worked at various data science roles at organisations such as SAS and the Irish Revenue Authority.
Giuseppe holds a PhD in Physics from Trinity College Dublin. There, he specialised in experimental and numerical studies in nanotechnology and material science, working on low temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy.
Entrepreneur with extensive experience in establishing and growing commodities & fintech businesses across SEA. Managed all aspects including sales, marketing, technology, logistics, and financial arbitrage to create strong impact and value. 10+ years track record in SEA – expertise in identifying opportunities in physical trading, e-commerce, SME financing.
|•||Co-Founder & CTO of GoSwiff, (exited to Payswiff)|
|•||Managing Director & Founder, PnD – boutique commodity trading house connecting UTZ cooperatives in coffee to mid sized coffee roasters in Europe.|
|•||Managing Director & Founder Mount Nathan Trading – boutique commodity and macro hedge fund trading physical (coffee, cassava, rice, MGO, cocoa beans) and interest rate/exchange rate financial arbitrage.|
|•||Director Vybes – Responsible for Product and Sales Strategy and execution for Influencer Commerce company funded by Sequoia|
Ananda holds an MBA from INSEAD and MSc Aerospace Engineering
Results-driven business strategist and sustainability leader with a strong background in business development and a passion for building ventures that create shared value and deliver impact.
With more than a decade of leadership experience in developing sustainability solutions for businesses in the decarbonization, food tech, renewables, e-commerce, telco and social sectors, Sheetal brings extensive experience in ESG Policy & Reporting, Sustainable Value Chains and Carbon Markets.
|•||Strategy & GTM Head, Sustainability focused start up SE Asia|
|•||Fund Raising Lead for E-learning focused venture SE Asia|
|•||Global Sustainability Advocate, Impact Consulting|
|•||Former President, Tabitha Foundation|
|•||Advisor to several ventures and scale ups|
Sheetal holds an MBA from Institute of Management Studies, India with further education in sustainability strategy and management from Harvard Business School and Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
Gerald has been involved in various organisations within the startup ecosystem from incubators to accelerators to VCs. He has experience in innovation programme management, technology scouting and entrepreneurship development across both public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Futurelabs Ventures, Gerald was a senior consultant at ACE, where he led innovation consulting projects for MNCs and governments in the Southeast Asia region and across multiple industries. He has also worked on mentoring programmes, government grant applications and market access trips for startups across all stages.
Gerald graduated with a Bachelor of Science + USP from the National University of Singapore and completed the NUS Overseas College programme where he was attached to SGInnovate and played a pioneering role in Singapore’s corporate co-innovation landscape. He ran the first two TAG.PASS accelerator and the methodology designed were used by partners such as KPMG, Cisco, IBM, NTUC Income and DBS.
Clarissa has 5 years of experience in Fintech/Digital/Growth across both large enterprises and fast-growing start-ups. Experienced in conducting landscape scans to identify pain points and new venture opportunities, putting together actionable product strategy, business models and business plans. Worked in close partnerships with startups, local enterprises and MNCs.
|•||Consultant, PwC Venture Hub|
|•||Account Manager, Fintech/Digital, EDB|
|•||Senior Associate, Strategy & Ops, EDB|
|•||Project Officer, Enterprise Singapore|
Clarissa graduated from NUS with a Bachelors in Social Science (Political).
Having experience in the VC ecosystem early on, Jackson has interest in different verticals and sectors within the startup space. He joined FutureLabs as a Venture Analyst in 2021 with the goal of providing support in the venture building process.
He was an Investment Analyst prior, with focus in the growth stages in the Southeast Asian region. Carrying out the investment process from sourcing to memos curation.
Jackson holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics with a major in International Trade and Finance from the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
Christine's passion for the ever-evolving technology start-up space led her to join FutureLabs Ventures as a Venture Analyst in 2022. Using technology in different ways to revolutionise the status quo and solve challenges around the world drives her.
In her previous role, Christine was part of the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC). She joined the team working on the National Technology and Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) as a technology management executive where she dealt with start-ups in various sectors, from healthcare to fintech and beyond. After having had the unique opportunity to obtain a bird's eye view of the technology and innovation scene in Malaysia, Christine decided to pursue her interest in this exciting space with a more hands-on role in venture building.
Christine graduated from Taylors University in Malaysia with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. In her spare time, Christine enjoys sports and the outdoors where she finds clarity and inspiration.
Joanne has over 15 years of experience in both corporate sector and startup, As an Office Manager in FutureLabs Ventures, she is responsible for overseeing the administration and operations initiatives, including streamline areas of Finance, Marketing and Human Resource.
|•||Operations & Office Manager, FutureLabs Ventures|
|•||Executive Assistant, Westpac Institutional Bank|
|•||Office Manager, Natixis Asset Management|
|•||Marketing Assistant, Capital Group|
Joanne graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor's degree in Business (Banking & Finance).
Having had early experiences in start-ups, Jekkee has developed a deep interest in the start-up space and joined FutureLabs as a Venture Analyst Intern in 2022 to provide support in venture building activities.
Prior to joining FutureLab Ventures, he worked at NinjaVan in Sales Operations with a focus on developing their new business unit across SEA before joining Shopback where he transitioned into Marketing and Partnerships.
Jekkee is currently taking his BSc in Economics with a second major in Finance at Singapore Management University. He looks to further develop his passion for innovation and contribute to the SEA startup space.
Bryan has a strong interest in the start-up and venture space and joined FutureLabs as a Venture Analyst Intern in 2021 to support the team in venture building projects.
Prior to joining FutureLabs, Bryan have had experience in Business Development at an O2O social platform start-up before joining a firm focused on IoT and connected mobility solutions for fleet management in SEA.
Bryan is currently taking his BSc in Marketing with minor in Business at Singapore University of Social Science and plans to foray deeper into venture capital and corporate venture building.
Selma comes with experience in both startups and the venture capital sector across South East Asia. She joined FLV in 2020 as a Venture Analyst and she focuses on creating and scaling multiple ventures. She worked and supported in multiple departments from HR, Business Development, Legal/Compliance and sourced and nurtured strategic platform-wide partnerships across synergistic industries.
Before FutureLabs Ventures, Selma worked both in the startups and venture capital. She also like to volunteer her time in NGO’s and Impact focused projects. She focuses in fintech, healthtech which allowed her to develop an extensive network in the startup industries. Selma holds a Law Degree from the University of Indonesia majoring in Private Law. With extensive research on both legal tech and also public private partnership.
Amrita joined FutureLabs as a Venture Architect in 2020. Amrita is passionate about innovation and enabling positive change and she supports founders and early stage ventures in their efforts to create, validate and scale their ideas.
Prior to joining FutureLabs, Amrita spent three years as an Associate, and subsequently Senior Associate, at EY Parthenon strategy consulting group in Singapore. During this time, Amrita executed projects focused on growth strategy, transformational strategy, digital strategy, and operational efficiency.
Amrita graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics (with associated minor in Political Science) from Middlebury College, USA.
In addition, Amrita has taken a personal interest and has been actively involved in fighting human trafficking through a variety of non-profit organisations.
Alessandro has a deep interest in startup investing and joined FutureLabs in 2021 to develop new strategic initiatives and support the venture building activity.
He was an investment analyst in Italian Angels for Growth, the main seed phase investor and biggest Business Angel Network in Italy, carrying out all the investment process: from scouting to investing.
Alessandro graduated with a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University in Milan and is currently attending a MSc in Finance at ESSEC Business School in Singapore.
He looks to further understand and contribute to the SEA startup market by being active in several associations, gathering both entrepreneurs and investors to improve the startup ecosystem in Italy.