Jonty Kelt is the Founder of Fantail Ventures, a venture capital business investing in and advising innovative early stage companies. Fantail Ventures mainly engages with companies that operate in the e-commerce, data and analytics, digital media, fintech, and wellness sectors.
Jonty currently serves on the Board of Directors of automated retail technology company Swyft and financial data company Valocity.
Previously, he helped lead the global commercial business of Palantir Technologies, the Silicon Valley technology firm that uses data strategy and technologies to protect and grow government and commercial organizations. Prior to Palantir, Jonty worked in executive roles for Google and DoubleClick; co-founded digital marketing technology and e-commerce companies in the United Kingdom and USA and co-founded a media company in China. Early in his career, he helped establish Macquarie Bank in New Zealand.
Jonty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Philosophy, Finance and Marketing from Otago University, New Zealand. He is also a graduate of Stanford University Law School’s Directors’ College and holds a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, London.