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Jonty Kelt

Founder, Fantail Ventures

Auckland, NZ | New York, US

Auckland, NZ | New York, US
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Jonty Kelt’s Biography

Jonty Kelt is the Founder of Fantail Ventures, a venture capital business investing in innovative early-stage companies that operate in the digital assets, fintech, data and analytics, and marketplace sectors.

Jonty currently serves on the Advisory Boards of digital collectibles marketplace Ecomi/Veve, non-fungible artificial intelligence protocol Altered State Machines; urban logistics software and marketplace provider Relay; commercial real estate technology company, Jasper; private credit technology company, Cadence; 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...
Jonty Kelt is the Founder of Fantail Ventures, a venture capital business investing in innovative early-stage companies that operate in the digital assets, fintech, data and analytics, and marketplace sectors.

Jonty currently serves on the Advisory Boards of digital collectibles marketplace Ecomi/Veve, non-fungible artificial intelligence protocol Altered State Machines; urban logistics software and marketplace provider Relay; commercial real estate technology company, Jasper; private credit technology company, Cadence; 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.
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Introduction to NFTs Marketplace ECOMI and Its OMI Token

Jonty Kelt, Founder of Fantail Ventures, is an advisor to ECOMI, a platform that aims to become the world’s largest NFT marketplace where users have access multiple brands.

Influential entrepreneurs call for extreme measures to combat coronavirus

A group of New Zealand entrepreneurs is calling on the Government to introduce tougher measures to protect the nation against the impact of coronavirus. The group, which has been communicating on social media, includes Zuru founder Nick Mowbray, founder of Sky TV Craig Heatley, Fantail Ventures founder Jonty Kelt, Valocity founder Carmen Vicelich, MindLab founder Frances Valintine, Smudge programme director Toby Vincent and entrepreneur Guy Horrocks.

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Jonty Kelt’s Background

Fantail Ventures
Founder
Mar 2008 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Fantail Ventures invests in and advises innovative early-stage companies that operate in the digital assets, fintech, data and analytics, and marketplace sectors.
Palantir Technologies
Executive
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
New York, NY, USA
Palantir Technologies builds software platforms that help human experts perform powerful, collaborative analysis of data at scale. Its software is deployed at public institutions, private enterprises, and in the non-profit sector to address the challenges of responsibly making sense of complex, diverse data.
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Current Advisory Roles

Ecomi/Veve
Advisory Board
Nov 2017 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Ecomi uses blockchain technologies to create and manage digital assets for the collectibles industry.
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Cadence
Advisory Board
New York, NY, USA
Cadence is the leading fintech securitization platform for private credit. It is built on the belief that investing in alternative investments should be more transparent, more accessible, and more liquid.
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Previous Advisory Roles

Swyft
Advisory Board
San Francisco, CA, USA
Swyft provides next-generation automated retail store hardware, a cloud software platform and end-to-end services for brands, retailers, vend operators and enterprises.
FinTech Collective
Advisor
New York, NY, USA
Fintech Collective is New York City's leading fintech venture capital firm.
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Media

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“Start-up Survival Through COVID-19: Hope is Not a Strategy”
Webinar
Apr 2020
Aera VC Managing Partner Derek Handley and Jonty Kelt from Fantail Ventures partnered with the Icehouse Ventures to host “Start-up Survival Through COVID-19: Hope is Not a Strategy”, a virtual presentation and discussion for founders on strategies to survive through COVID-19.

Speaking Engagements

Kea Inspire 2017
Featured Speaker
2017
Auckland, NZ
Jonty Kelt shares his story at Kea Inspire 2017. He discussed what led him to founding Fantail Ventures, his work with Palantir Technologies, and how he has used his international success to invest in numerous Kiwi startup businesses.

Jonty Kelt’s Education

Stanford University
Stanford Directors' College
2018 - 2018
University of Otago
Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Commerce, (Majors in Philosophy, Finance, Marketing)
1990 - 1994