Who are we?

Hi, we're NewsMaven. We're a team of highly experienced technologists building the future of video on the web. We're executing on our grand plans to accelerate the consumption of video across the Internet.

Backed by industry veterans from Yahoo, Google, IBM, News Corp, Fairfax and Big Mobile we're pushing the boundaries of how publishers, consumers and brands engage with Video, 360° V, AR/VR, Shoppable Video and Data.

With data science in our DNA, we use a data-informed approach to build highly innovative, technology driven solutions for publishers, content creators and advertisers.


Shaon Diwakar


Shaon began his career at the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, building intelligent systems for the likes of News Corp. Shaon also helped build Tyro Payments, now a $1Bn FinTech in Australia. With a passion for startups, he dropped out of his Masters degree to pursue the startup dream and co-founded NewsMaven.

Herbert Yeung


Herb started his career building data systems for life saving medical devices, and went on to build AI powered flight simulators for the Air Force. He also spearheaded software for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), iLabs. Herb post-poned his PhD to pursue his passion for startups and co-founded NewsMaven.

Management Team

NewsMaven's advisory and board comprises individuals with impeccable pedigree and wide ranging media & executive experience.

Craig Lambert


Craig has decades of experience in the media space as an ex-Yahoo and Fairfax executive. He's also the co-founder of Australian's most successful corporate accelerator Slingshot, backed by Qantas, HCF, NRMA and Lion Nathan.

Chris Kerrisk


Chris has an extensive media background and holds a number of patents in the mobile advertising space. Following a long stint as the GM at News Corp, he went on to found the global AdTech business Unlockd Media.

Graham Christie


With an impressive media pedigree, Graham was the CEO and founder of global mobile AdTech business Big Mobile. He brings decades of experience in the media industry from his time at Big Mobile, TBWA, Vodafone and IPG.

Brendan Yell


Brendan was an early pioneer of Internet based marketing. He has a wealth of knowledge in the performance marketing space and was a founder of numerous web businesses. After a number of successful ventures he turned his hand to help entrepreneurs as an investor.

Andrew Lockwood


An industry veteran with a wealth of knowledge around programmatic, media buying, publishing and Ad yield optimisation, he's one of a few industry executives who can talk the talk when it comes to online media. Andrew is widely acknowledged as an industry leader.

Dr Suresh Sood


Dr Sood led the Advanced Analytics Institute - numbering dozens of academics tasked with solving some of the worlds hardest problems using AI and machine learning. He also heads up the Datafication project, a collaboration between scientists and creatives.


NewsMaven is backed by the Slingshot and Artesian Venture funds.

Come visit...

We're located in the historic Bakehouse Quarter in North Strathfield, a few minutes from Sydney's CBD and neighbouring Sydney Olympic Park. Iconic Australian brands Arnotts Campbells, Frucor Suntory, and the NRMA also call this area home.