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Max Kelly

SVP of Strategy
Max is currently Senior Vice President of Strategy at Techstars. Prior to this position, Max was the Managing Director of Techstars London, investing in some of the best startups in Europe.

Prior to Techstars, Max spent 12 years at Virgin where he was responsible for the strategy of the group and for starting new companies: Virgin Insight - delivered big data consultancy to all the Virgin companiesVirgin Mobile USA - grew to revenues of $1bn within 18 monthsVirgin Mobile Canada - voted best Canadian network in its launch yearVirgin Healthbank - freezing stem cells cryogenically-These companies exited for more than $500M for Richard Branson.

Alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com which was successfully sold in 2014. He started his career at L’Oreal running the UK’s largest haircare brand – the irony was lost on no one. He was a scholar at Oxford University, where he obtained a First Class Degree in Chemistry.