Hugh Mason is co-founder and CEO of JFDI.Asia, the first Global Accelerator Network seed accelerator in South East Asia.
Following a degree in Physics, Hugh trained as a science TV producer on the BBC's live primetime science show, Tomorrow's World. Subsequently, Hugh founded a successful independent TV production business. Invincible Films won awards, including a British Academy Award nomination, making over 150 documentaries about science and technology for Discovery Channel, National Geographic and many other international broadcasters.
In 2001, Hugh co-founded Pembridge Partners in London to provide finance and advice to marketing, media and technology businesses. Pembridge raised or directly invested USD50 million. Along the way, Hugh mentored over 300 innovative ideas people and companies.
Hugh relocated to Singapore full time with his young family in January 2009.
Alongside his work as JFDI.Asia's CEO, Hugh is a regular public speaker and teaches as an Adjunct at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia.
Hugh's first book, "Brainfruit: Turning Creativity into Cash from East to West", was written with Mark Chong and published by McGraw Hill in November 2011.
|Jun 1, 2016||Business Times of Singapore - Mindset change towards risk is key to building innovative economy|
|May 9, 2016||Business Times of Singapore - Disrupters to face the disrupted at BT event|
|Mar 31, 2016||WSJ - ATD - Singapore’s Garena Raises New Funds, Valuing It at $3.75 Billion|
|Dec 28, 2015||Business Times of Singapore - Smart Nation revs up startup ecosystem|
|Dec 12, 2015||Business Times of Singapore - Getting tired of too many apps? Or just indifferent?|
|Dec 4, 2015||TechInAsia - These are the 8 startups that just graduated from JFDI’s Singapore accelerator|
|Nov 26, 2015||e27 News - Things I learned at JFDI Accelerate|
|Sep 3, 2015||TechInAsia - Overwhelmed by the growing number of accelerators in Singapore? Here’s a cheat sheet|