CURRENTLY: BROOKLYN, NY.
Alana is an artist, entrepreneur and investor. She was one of the founding members of McKinsey's New Ventures Platform and one of the portfolio companies, OMNI, which is a geospatial machine learning solution for retail, real estate and banking.
Alana is a long-time abstract artist, and founded the Artist After Hours spaces and the 20-20 event series to bring together influential corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to tap into flow state and propel ideas forward using art-thinking.
BACKGROUND + WORK
2006 - Founder, Podrx Design
Podrx Design is a multidisciplinary studio of artists & creators specializing in experience design, sculpture and fine art. Our ArtistAfterHours workshops focus on inspiring corporate creatives to innovate, design and create.
2017 - Founder, 20/20
2016 - Present: Head of New Ventures Platform, McKinsey
Founding member and leader of the New Ventures Competition (NVC) Platform. This venture capital approach identifies, funds, and incubates startups inside McKinsey, leveraging McKinsey’s unparalleled access to leading companies and go-to-market channels to help them move rapidly from startup to scale up. NVC also seeks promising disruptive technologies outside the firm and builds collaborative partnerships with entrepreneurs and research institutions to develop applications for McKinsey clients.
Co-founder of the NVC portfolio company, OMNI, which is a geospatial analytics Solution for retailers. To learn more, click here.
2016 - L1980 Newport Beach, California
2015 - Dust Temple Gold Coast, Australia
2018 - 346 Collective Brooklyn, New York
2017 - Influx Creative Space Toronto, Canada
2014 - Artist Brunch Pop Up 516 E 4th St Los Angeles, California
2011 - The Union Gallery Kingston, Ontario
2008 - AGM Student Show Mississauga, Ontario