Australian entrepreneur and founder of Gemstar Technology, Gemma Manning, is challenging Australian tech companies to prioritise SE Asia in their start-up or scale-up plans.
Manning founded Gemstar Technology with a clear vision to bridge the gap between Australia’s growing tech sector and the trade, investment and market opportunities that exists in SE Asia.
That vision and the company's strong network in the region are paying off as Gemstar was recently invited by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) to showcase Australian companies at this month’s TechVenture, a leading event that brings investors, venture capitalists and tech companies together to collaborate in commercialisation.
It’s the first time in the conference’s history that Australia’s tech sector will be showcased.
Manning said, “I am delighted to see Gemstar’s vision come to life. Australia produces many smart technologies and innovations and it is now time to unearth these into Asia. Therefore, being invited to showcase some of Australia’s top start-up and scale-up technology companies at this month’s TechVenture is an accomplishment for the company.
"We have some great Australian companies joining us including CarbonTRACK, progressclaim.com and Scann3d to name a few.”
In a move to fast track the growth of the business, Gemstar recently announced two key strategic appointments. Martin Christmas joins Gemstar as General Manager and will play a critical role in the day-to-day operations bringing the business more than two decades of commercial finance experience.
Geoff Gourley joins as Director of Strategy. Geoff is a leading Global Social Entrepreneur & Impact Investor. He is the co-founder of $100M Impact Investment Fund and Entrepreneurs & Co, founder of One10 and champion of female entrepreneurs.