|arvard Business School, MBA|
|Delft University of Technology, PhD and MS|
Harry Nelis has been involved in technology startups and large technology companies in the U.S.A. and Europe for almost two decades. He focuses primarily on software and internet investments, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Double Fusion, Kayak, KDS, Netvibes and Spreadshirt.
Prior to joining Accel, Harry was at Perry Capital, a $10bn hedge fund, where he focused on investments in public communications, media and technology companies. Prior to that, he was a member of Goldman Sachsâ€™ London-based investment banking team, advising leading European communications, media and technology companies on corporate finance and M&A transactions.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, Harry spent a decade in Silicon Valley. He was the founder of Palo Alto-based E-motion, a venture-backed startup focused on digital asset management software, where he served in a number of roles, including President and VP of Engineering. Harry started his career at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, where he held engineering positions in the company’s central R&D laboratory and workstation division.
Harry holds an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. While working towards his PhD he was a visiting scientist at the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. Harry is fluent in Dutch and has working knowledge of German and French.