Hello, I am Jocelyn Ling Malan
Ventures | Design | Healthcare
I'm a strategic, multi-disciplinary professional that helps build and create stronger companies. My interest is at the intersection of investing, healthcare, development and design. I enjoy working on the frontiers of change: tackling new business models, product launches, organizational systems, and new types of partnerships.
I am currently a principal at Incandescent, a boutique venture advisory firm where I advance the firm's work in venture development with early-stage companies. I spend the majority of my time as an executive in one of our portfolio companies, a molecular diagnostic company in the liquid biopsy space (non-invasive cancer diagnostics). Prior to Incandescent, I was a healthcare and education investment consultant at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank Group. I conducted the market sizing, deal sourcing and sector mapping of potential investments in sub-Saharan Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to IFC, I was with Acumen, a social venture organization as a health portfolio associate where I conducted diligence on health investments in East Africa and assisted in structuring Acumen’s health investment product for the region.
On the design side of my background, I co-founded a design thinking education startup, The Design Gym. We help organizations bring the power of design thinking in house and teach public workshops to empower individuals of this creative problem solving methodology. In addition to my work, I love teaching and have lectured at MIT and Stanford's design school on topics of healthcare financing and design thinking for complex organizations respectively.
I consider myself a global citizen: proudly Malaysian-made and cultivated. Omani improved. Refined in Canada. Distributed in Kenya. Exported to the U.S.A. and currently living in New York City.
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Projects and Workshops
Spring 2014 Course: Global Health Informatics to Improve Quality of Care
The course is a collaborative offering from Sana, MIT, Partners in Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and a network of international partner academic institutions. Delivered to over 400 students watching from over 40 worldwide locations and to be part of the edX/MITx MOOC curriculum in 2016.
April 2015 and April 2016: Change that has a chance - Co-designing with Implementers
Taught for two consecutive years to graduate and undergraduate students. Partners for the class: The Bay Area Discovery Museum (2016) and YCore, a non-profit organization in CA (2015).
Class Overview: Design thinking or human-centered design typically focuses on end-users to create new or improved offers. This is only part of the equation though, as there are other humans involved – the people in the organization that must implement the project – people with different skillsets, different personalities, and different levels of familiarity with design thinking. The class takes a more systemic and holistic view of what it means to practice design thinking in this context – to allow students to both create new offers, possibly iterate on current ones, and bring the people in the organization along.
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