Djoann Fal

Mar 16, 2020

8 min read

Djoann Fal’s Introduction (2021)

Djoann Fal, Founding CEO, GetLinks Inc, General Partner at Atlas Capital.

French technology entrepreneur Djoann Fal is passionate about using technology to create a positive impact on our society and the planet. He believes change is needed to help people adapt to what is called “the 4th industrial revolution”, and that gathering impact-driven tech people together will shape a better future for the next generation. He is the Co-founder of GetLinks, as well as an angel investor and author of The Adaptive Economy. In addition, he is the Board member of several tech companies including Adaptivity, an Edtech company specialized in talents Inclusive Digital Employability in the digital era, and a founding member of Atlas Society, a network of investors, influencers, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs acting to save the planet with tech solutions supporting to reach the SDG goals. Chosen as one of ‘Forbes 30 under 30’, and recognized by Tatler Magazine as one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the region, Djoann is also the General Partner of Atlas Capital, an ESG Tech venture capital enabling individuals of all net worth to participate in early-stage sustainability tech start-ups contributing to building a carbon-neutral Future Of Work.

200 words biography:

Djoann is a French technology entrepreneur who lived across Asia, Europe, and Silicon Valley during the second internet bubble.

Djoann co-founded GetLinks as CEO when was 22 years old in a foreign region: South East Asia and after getting his company funded by Alibaba, SEEK & Forbes family at age of 25, he has been recognized as one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the region by media like Forbes, Tatler, Fast Company, New York Times, Reuters and many others.

As a visionary entrepreneur, leader advising corporate company's digital transformation, and proud geek, Djoann is passionate about forecasting the future and driving meaningful social changes in the world using technology.

He recently published a book, The Adaptive Economy as a compass for investors, corporate executives & working individuals to understand how to adapt to the digital age & be part of the 4.0 Sustainability Industrial Revolution.

As an investor, in 2020, Djoann founded Atlas, based on the thesis of his book, a society, investment syndicate, venture capital, and platform that enables individuals of all net worth to participate in early-stage startups that are shaping tomorrow’s most valuable and sustainable tech industries.

Entering The Adaptive Economy:

Next 10 years, how will you stay ahead of the curve?

How will you, your family, or your company survive environmental changes such as severe climate change events, radical technology disruptions, COVID & other pandemics, and the resulting political reshuffling next decade?

“The very nature of “Work” has changed, and the pace of its change is only accelerating. We need organizations to adapt, we need talents to adapt, we need to build an Adaptive Economy”

To survive and thrive in the next decade, you will need a cheat sheet, a crystal ball to foresee what industries will rise, what environmental changes will occur, what world you will be a part of, and what opportunities will be there for you. This is what will define your success in the next 10 years: as an observer or as a shaper.

This is what the Adaptive Economy has to answer, for my friends, my colleagues, and myself: to provide a simple, accessible overview of what are the things to come for you to be a part of and the many opportunities that will be here to catch in the next decade’s Adaptive Economy.

I wish reading this book will be as useful as a compass to understand the complex world we live in it has been for me to study it, talking for the past 10 years with more than 1000 C-levels of technology companies, scientists, Fortunes 500 corporate leaders and government executives.

Get The Adaptive Economy here>>

https://www.theatlascapital.com/the-adaptive-economy

500 words biography:

Djoann co-founded GetLinks as CEO when was 22 years old in a foreign region: South East Asia and after getting his company funded by Alibaba at age of 25, he has been recognized as one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the region by media like Forbes, Tatler, Fast Company, New York Times, Reuters and many others.

Djoann has previously worked as a Regional Digital Marketing Executive at Rocket Internet GmBH for Lazada — Acquired by Alibaba in 2016. Prior to this, he served as Marketing Consultant in EY Shanghai.

While studying Masters in Management at ESCP Europe in Paris, Djoann co-founded La Paillasse, Europe’s largest maker space. Today Djoann keeps close relationships with the technology, hacker, and maker space community across US, Europe & Asia.

Recently, GetLinks acquired several companies making GetLinks become a Group Holding of several entities supporting not only technology hiring (HR Tech) but also technology education (Ed Tech) and flexible staffing, Djoann now acts as Strategy & Development officer of this group overseeing the managing directors of each entity while also be more involved in the development of Adaptivity, the new operating system for lifelong learning of the group, helping 100,000 users by 2025 to be digitally employable by learning the skillsets required for the upcoming 4.0 industrial revolution.

Since 2015, Djoann has been selected as Kairos Fellow, an organization supported by Rockefeller Family, Richard Branson & Bill Clinton to support the most innovative entrepreneurs below 25 years old.

During that time, Djoann has been the Regional Organiser for a technology networking event operating in 12 cities across Asia & a supporter of Angelhack, the largest hackathon & developer community in the US.

Since 2015, Djoann has been selected as Kairos Fellow, an organization supported by Rockefeller Family, Richard Branson & Bill Clinton to support the most innovative entrepreneurs below 25 years old.

In 2017, Djoann got awarded by Kairos K50 in New York Stock Exchange with 50 most innovative tech companies solving social impact challenges founded by young entrepreneurs worldwide, endorsed by Richard Branson.

In 2018, Djoann got awarded by Forbes 30 Under 30 for the most innovative entrepreneurs of the year for the enterprise solutions category.

In 2019 Djoann got in the New York Times and CNBC mentioning GetLinks was solving the technology recruiting problem in Asia with its marketplace gathering more than 3m digital talents.

In 2020, Djoann published a book, The Adaptive Economy as a compass for investors, corporate executives & working individuals to understand how to adapt to the digital age & be part of the 4.0 Sustainability Industrial Revolution. That year, Djoann spoke for the United Nation’s ESCAP about his journey as a digital entrepreneur. He also got selected as Tatler Top 300 SEA’s most influential expats.

As an investor, Djoann founded Atlas, based on the thesis of his book, a society, investment syndicate, and platform that enables individuals of all net worth to participate in early-stage startups that are shaping tomorrow’s most valuable industries.

In 2021, Djoann got interviewed by The Economist alongside the chairman of Mckinsey Asia.

Past Media Coverages & speaking topics:

  1. Getting revenue boost amidst a pandemic? https://www.reuters.com/article/thailand-startup-idUSL4N2EG0XR
  2. How can companies transform to survive and thrive during the 4th Industrial revolution? https://www.theatlascapital.com/store/products/364410
  3. 10 years in the technology industry across Silicon Valley, Asia & Europe — learnings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSJJYe2NRGE&list=PLEwFMTQZXtVSYbWfaDr762HnYmfVY57u-&index=6
  4. Funded by Alibaba, becoming a multi-millionaire at 24 years old, tips and tricks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueQSYk-Yw3k&list=UUP95k2POjpsv7KxCpJKM8ag
  5. From intern to CEO, how to be an adaptive talent — tips & tricks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfPwHRfunoQ
  6. Entrepreneurship in Asia — A foreigner eye perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuKsgMjNruc&t=523s
  7. Expanding a company in 6 markets in Asia, learnings, challenges & opportunities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKO5qin-KwQ&list=PLEwFMTQZXtVSYbWfaDr762HnYmfVY57u-
  8. Perspectives on HR Tech in Asia http://adriantan.com.sg/interview-with-getlinks-djoann-fal/
  9. Perspectives on Edtech in Asia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLbK3lZkX2Y&t=816s
  10. Asia’s megacities are California’s biggest competitors when it comes to innovation https://sg.news.yahoo.com/asia-megacities-san-francisco-biggest-competitors-comes-innovation-053113407.html
  11. The Millennial CEO declaring war on work: https://e27.co/millennial-ceo-declaring-war-work-20180711/
  12. SEA is 10 years behind digital transformation in Human Ressources management https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/2010355/job-sites-spring-up-as-unemployed-flail
  13. Mechanics of Supply and demand of tech talents in Asia. https://www.thehumanasia.com/en/djoann-fal-bridging-the-tech-talent-gap-getlinks-thailand
  14. How talents and companies can adapt to the new operating system of work: https://medium.com/@Djoann/the-new-operating-system-of-work-is-adaptive-2279d09786fb?source=linkShare-923a320199e9-1541580273
  15. What is the Asia technology ecosystem up to? https://forbes.com/sites/chynes/2017/03/31/tinder-for-networking-founder-believes-the-next-silicon-valley-will-emerge-in-asia/
  16. How we became the first Series A startup to get funded by Alibaba in SEA https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/26/getlinks-alibaba-fund-seek-group
  17. The vision of 2030’s Future Of Work from World Economic Forum leaders https://getlinks.co/blog/getlinks-responding-to-wef-and-the-human-capital-crisis/
  18. How can talents and organizations need to adapt to survive and thrive in the decade to come? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeXDUd_p_hE&t=509s
  19. The Digital Economy after COVID https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVr87ER5q0g
  20. Taking advantage of COVID to turn a millionaire? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18IG98Lz-o4&t=751s
  21. (How) will we work in 2030? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV4byHlGS04
  22. 10 years of digital innovation — Rotary Club https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ppe1OvaN_cFqeTzB6iwHK-WXn3J8S0qNB9_dqgAqWDY/edit?usp=sharing
  23. Adaptive Culture in the workplace — United Nations https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Rb7KB7srbtyoxRIHYUPRApWZMNXnrQ_7CPN4CCUISG8/edit#slide=id.g74691e10a8_0_0
  24. The Economist — Technology for social changes. https://djoann.medium.com/white-paper-what-will-work-look-like-in-2030-c6a9a9f61714
The Economist — Technology for social changes.

Quotes:

“The very nature of “Work” has changed, and the pace of its change is only accelerating. We need organizations to adapt, we need talents to adapt, we need to build an Adaptive Economy”

Public Speaking Book:

https://www.slideshare.net/djoannfal