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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