I consider myself a devotee of the Australian startup & innovation scene, especially supporting efforts to network members of this ecosystem on Sydney’s north shore.
My key ‘hats’ are Chair of Squirrel Street, formerly Shoeboxed Australia and Chair of North Sydney Innovation Network, but also passionate about family office issues (family dynamics, philanthropy and the move by younger generations into higher risk assets).
Aside from direct investments in Sydney startups and Sydney-based VC, I also invest in Israel and support efforts to engender closer ties between the tech (investment) communities of Australia & Israel.
I am currently completing my doctorate degree at Macquarie University with a focus in developmental psychology and media. I have been working at NSIN for the last two years and it has been such a joy. I am able to see the direct impact we have within North Sydney. Whether we are promoting STEM education in local schools or laying the groundwork for city councils to jump into the new generation of smart cities, NSIN is working around the clock to make positive leaps for the future of innovation and technology.
Jyotsana is is an award-winning consultant with an extensive background in IT Consulting, Service Delivery and customer experience. She possesses a keen understanding of how marketing and technology go hand in hand to up-level a brand’s loyalty and enhance customer experience . She is highly passionate towards helping the world become more digitally inclined and connected. Jyotsana offers her consulting expertise to various startups, established businesses as well as business enablers to help them make the best use of technology for the benefit of their brand.
I am currently studying Economics at UNSW, and as an intern at the NSIN have been exploring the startup ecosystem and learning more trends in innovation and tech. It is extremely rewarding to help promote such a vital part of the North Sydney economy, and seeing it develop along the way. I am positive that the skills I’m learning here will pay dividends towards my career for years to come.