Harry Nelis

Accel Partners

Harry joined Accel in 2004 and invests in both early and late-stage internet and software companies. He led Accel’s investments in, among others, Check24, an online price comparison service for consumer financial products in Germany; Gameforge, a developer and publisher of MMOGs; Kayak, an online search service for consumer travel; and Showroomprive, an online private sales club.

Before joining Accel, Harry was at Perry Capital, a $10bn hedge fund, where he invested in public communications, media and technology companies. Prior to this, he was at Goldman Sachs, where he advised businesses on corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Harry spent the first decade of his career in Silicon Valley, where he founded E-motion, a venture-backed software company. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard, where he held various engineering positions.

He is an active member of the World Economic Forum and serves on the Selection Committee of the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme.

Harry holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.