How do investors look at businesses “born in Europe” versus the ones “born in the USA”? Are there any differences in your likelihood to raise money depending on your origin? Max Kelly, the Managing Director of Techstars London, took the stage at How to Web Conference 2015 to share his valuable insights on the topic and present the results of a report realized on a batch of 400 Techstars alumni.
Max Kelly has a long background running innovation and entrepreneurship at Virgin. Over the 12 years he had worked there, he was responsible for the strategy of the group, as well as for starting several companies that eventually exited for over 500 million USD (as for example Virgin Insight, Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Mobile Canada or Virgin Healthbank). Alongside his Virgin commitments, Max also co-founded lastsecondtickets.com, a startup he successfully exited back in 2014.