Calton's career first kick-started in the Risk Management with CitiGroup before joining 1337 Ventures as an Associate. Calton spent the last years working with corporations such as Khazanah in their national entrepreneur outreach, Uber and Digi’s ASEAN’s next greatest, discovering key pain points of customers and corporations through Design Thinking, Design Sprints, and innovation consulting with conglomerates. Calton is also the lead in Alpha Startups for the past year to identify high calibre startups to invest in. The Alpha Startups programme has now been utilized as an Innovation platform by the Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, Automotive and Government sectors to seek out startups to solve their pain points and onboard them into their organizations.
Calton helps medium to large companies understand the organizational structure needed to identify future trends, build capabilities to defend against agile disruptors and critically the culture and mindset required to lead and innovate in adjacent and transformational markets.
Calton is currently a Investment Manager at Asia Pacific Investment Bank, an offshore investment bank located in Labuan, Malaysia, where he structures fundraising deals for corporates, public/private funds, and assist corporates with their banking and financial regulatory needs.
Asia Pacific Investment Bank
September 2018 - Current
September 2016 - August 2018
An experienced professional in the VC sector with experience in GV's design sprint, design sprint, accelerators, investments, financial modeling, government tenders, as well as corporate innovation.
-Lead Associate in Khazanah's National Entrepreneurship Outreach programme, reviewing nearly 1000 applications nationwide, selecting 90 companies to join our pre-accelerator program, structured investment deals for the top 10 teams, and mentored the startups.
-Managed MDEC's Fintech Accelerator, reviewing over 200 application submissions worldwide, inviting 25 companies to join our pre-accelerator program, organized the demo day, selecting the top 11 startups to present in front of a room of curated investors, corporates, banks, and FIs.
-Associate in 1337 Venture's Alpha Startups Programme, reviewing nearly 300 applications nationwide, selecting 90 companies to join our pre-accelerator program, structured investment deals for the top 3 teams, and mentored the startups.
-Fintech & Blockchain Trainer for iTrain Sdn Bhd | Taught the fundamentals of fintech and blockchain to over 200 individuals ranging from IB analysts, PWC consultants, to C-suites of financial institutions.
September 2015 - August 2016
Analyze and mitigating credit card fraud for 5 major banks in Australia
Compiled entire database for secondary review of low risk outstanding fraud holds on credit cards and financial service products
La Salle University