Emerald Technology Ventures
Pollene graduated with a degree in BS Packaging Engineering and has held various roles in the packaging industry. She has been a Packaging Development Specialist for RFM Corporation, and Packaging Scientist for Universal Robina Corporation - both food and beverage manufacturing companies in the Philippines. Pollene also joined Sealed Air Corporation, a global packaging materials and equipment supplier, as a Territory Manager. She was with the company for 6 years and has led a series of packaging development projects for B2B and B2C sectors. During her stint with Sealed Air, she supports all the packaging development activities in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders: from business proposition, evaluation, installation & commissioning, to commercial launch.
Currently, she works as an Investment Manager for Emerald technology Ventures’ Sustainable Packaging Fund. Emerald is one of the first venture capital firms to focus on sustainable industrial innovation. From intelligent water efficiency, to smart packaging, to innovations in electrification of transport and industrial automation, Emerald has been at the forefront of sustainability for many years. Based in Emerald’s Singapore office, Pollene covers the sustainable packaging sector wherein she is involved in all phases of the investment process: sourcing, evaluating, selecting and supporting novel packaging start-ups from early diligence to exit.