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40 Under 40 winner of the day: Anton Andreacchio

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Entrepreneur, mathematician and producer Anton Andreacchio has founded an array of outstanding South Australian companies across the creative industries, using technological innovations to help drive some of the state’s most significant projects.

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Andreacchio was last month recognised as a member of InDaily‘s 40 Under 40 young business leaders and also won the Inspiring Future Collaboration Award, presented by Renewal SA.

He and his brother Carlo have founded and successfully managed five South Australian companies, including Convergen – an animation company specialising in infrastructure visualisation.

The company has been involved with more than 400 transport, building, mining, energy and master-planning projects – including the Riverbank Footbridge, the Adelaide Airport upgrade and Flinders University’s planned health, education and housing project – since it was founded in 2010.

Jumpgate VR is a virtual reality and augmented reality development studio that has been involved in a wide range of projects including defence applications, training AFL players, film and contemporary artworks.

Andreacchio’s virtual reality works have been featured at film festivals around the globe, including Sundance, South by Southwest and the Venice Biennale.

Artisan Post Group, founded by Anton, Carlo and local post production supervisor Mike Darren this year, is a post-production studio for film and television, currently working on several TV series feature films.

Double Bishop is a film production company, working with local writers and producers to develop and produce feature form content, introducing data science into the process.

Another of the siblings’ companies is GMTI is a data science consultancy, working across a range of industries.

Early projects have included agricultural forecasting.

All of his companies are now working at Lot Fourteen – the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site at the eastern end of North Terrace.

Andreacchio has a Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science and is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide, and has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.

Since 2018, he has been a member of the State Government’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the South Australian Film Corporation Board and the Adelaide Film Festival Board.

He is also on the board of Adelaide contemporary art gallery ACE Open.

To see the full list of 40 winners, announced last week, go here.

InDaily will be profiling each of the winners over the coming weeks.

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