Joseph is a Silicon Valley veteran based at Singapore, he is the go-to guy for tech companies and startups looking to tap into the Asia Pacific and SE Asia markets. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Joseph is currently working with Amazon Web Services in Singapore as the Startup Business Development Manager. He works with startups across Asia Pacific to help them achieve their organisational objectives and goals. Joseph designs and implements strategies to support the community and foster success for Amazon's customers by leveraging AWS solutions and technologies including the Amazon Partner Network (APN) and the entire breadth of the AWS reach across hundreds of thousands of businesses in over 190 countries.
After starting his professional career as a software developer at Netscape in 1995, Joseph later served NetGravity, Allbusiness.com, DoubleClick by Google, Idea and Xact Data Discovery in a variety of functions primarily directing technical services.
Joseph's aspirations as an entrepreneur didn't stop there and he moved on to building tech startups from the ground up. He co-founded Iris Data Services in 2006 and IndexMedia in 2011. As the Director of Technical Services, Joseph used cloud services and virtualization for Iris Data Services and was able to grow our revenue from 0 to $20M per year, with 940.2% growth over three years. Iris Data Services reached the 2011 Forbes Top 500 Fastest–Growing Private Companies in the US.
Come to Startup Grind Singapore last event of the year 2014 to hear Joseph discuss on the topic around “Singapore’s place in the Startup World”. Joseph will share what he knows by working across APAC and Silicon Valley as well as some future work happening with the IDA and other players in the Singapore / APAC startup ecosystem.