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arvard Business School, MBA
Delft University of Technology, PhD
Electrical Engineering
Delft University of Technology, MS
Electrical Engineering

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Harry Nelis

Harry joined Accel in 2004 and invests in early and late-stage Internet and software companies. He led Accel’s investments in CHECK24, KAYAK, Gameforge, KDS, Prezi, Showroomprive, Funding Circle and WorldRemit.

Harry led Accel’s investment in KAYAK in 2006 and served on the board of directors, chairing the compensation committee, until the company was acquired. KAYAK went public on NASDAQ in July 2012 and was bought by Priceline in May 2013 for more than $2 billion. Harry was also co-responsible for Accel’s investments in OzForex (ASX: OFX), a foreign-exchange payments company, which went public on the Australian Securities Exchange in October 2013; Gigle Networks (acquired by Broadcom); and Netvibes (acquired by Dassault Systemes).

Harry was ranked as one of technology’s top venture investors on Forbes’ annual Midas List. He was a member of the World Economic Forum and served on the Selection Committee of the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme for many years.

He 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.

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