Country Head, Found8 Malaysia
Ganesh Mahendranathan is currently Country Head of Found8 in Malaysia which is a Singaporean based company that builds, designs and runs a network of innovation coworking spaces with the goal of creating an ever-growing ecosystem of spaces, communities and corporate innovation programs.
Prior to this, Ganesh gained his professional experience in assurance, consulting and risk management at PwC, KPMG and AFC respectively. He subsequently joined SportsFix, an ASEAN sports media platform heading business operations before being promoted to Vice President after 6 months upon steering the regional rollout for the Indonesian market.
In between that period, Ganesh had co-founded 3 start-ups. One of them was Drinkentrepreneurs Malaysia where he grew the community from scratch to 15,000 members, expanded to 7 cities in Malaysia and organised 100+ events with the KL chapter averaging 150-300 pax per event and being the official after party organiser for Malaysia Tech Week and Wild Digital Conference 2019.
He also co-founded plantOS where he led the successful application to Brinc Tech Accelerator programme (Apr-Jun’19) in Bahrain raising 100K USD in pre seed funding and was also invited by MaGIC to join the winners of ASEAN’s Next Great Idea in Silicon Valley back in 2017.
With his breadth of experience, he has also acted as an innovation consultant to the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre’s Ventures and Partnerships team and a community consultant for Fave Asia where he helped establish the Growth Malaysia Series to drive merchant demand through community-oriented events.