DN Capital has appointed Frank Kelcz as venture partner. He will be working with DN Capital’s international portfolio of companies to expand into the US markets as well as finding companies with the ability to expand into Europe.
DN Capital, a leading early stage and growth capital investor in the digital media, ecommerce, software and mobile industries and Europe and North America, today announced the appointment of Frank Kelcz as Venture Partner.
With over 30 years experience, Frank is a globally successful media executive and venture capitalist. His passion is building and running successful companies, and as a seasoned multi-lingual business developer, taking them into new markets. As an operator, he launched 27 media products in eight languages on three continents. As a venture investor, he seeks out exciting start ups, helping them raise funding, grow sales pipelines and find great exits. He has invested in, been on the boards of and assisted start-ups across a wide range of technologies. Most recently, Frank has been an advisor to the Venture Capital Unit of the Department of UK Trade and Investment, advising and supporting UK originated venture-backed companies to internationally investing VCs in the USA. Frank previously spent 6 years as Head of Media Technology Investments at SEB Venture Capital in London and was also CEO of MCC Global, a German publically listed boutique financial services advisory firm.
He will be working with DN Capital’s international portfolio of companies to expand into the US markets as well as finding companies with the ability to expand aggressively into Europe.
Nenad Marovac, Managing Partner at DN Capital commented, “We have known Frank for a long time and are delighted to welcome him to the DN Capital team and our network of leading entrepreneurs. His global expertise in helping companies expand internationally is second to none. To be able to call on his experience and network will be invaluable to both our international portfolio companies and to us in our search for exciting companies looking to expand into Europe.”
Frank Kelcz added, “Many of DN Capital’s portfolio companies are at the perfect stage for me to be able to support and boost their business development. There are a number of exciting companies in the portfolio and I am looking forward to working with them to help fast-track their plans”
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About DN Capital
DN Capital is a global early stage and growth capital investor in software, mobile applications, digital media and e-commerce companies with offices in London and Palo Alto. DN Capital’s objective is to identify, invest in and actively support its portfolio companies to become global leaders. Portfolio companies include Shazam Entertainment, Apsmart (sold to Thomson Reuters), Endeca Technologies (sold to Oracle), Datanomic (sold to Oracle), Eyeka, Performance Horizon, JacobsRimell (sold to Amdocs), Mister Spex, OLX (sold to Naspers), Quandoo, Scarosso, Videdressing and Windeln.de. The professionals at DN Capital bring over 60 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth through the various stages of development. Additional information about the firm and its portfolio companies can be found at http://www.dncapital.com