Martin Kelly

IBM Venture Capital Group


Martin is the partner responsible for establishing IBM Venture Capital Group in EMEA in 2007. In this role Martin identifies and manages IBM engagement with VCs and entrepreneur communities.

In 2010, he co-led the development of IBM Global Entrepreneur Program including the worldwide rollout of IBM SmartCamp and the development of over 20 ‘smart city’ ecosystems.

Martin has previously led business development in some of IBM public sector and healthcare markets. He has worked in the industry for 20+ years in a variety of technical, project management and business development roles for firms including PWC Consulting, Masterfoods Europe, H.J.Heinz UK and Bank of Ireland.

In addition to IBM activities Martin sit an advisory board member on the Innovation Fund Ireland. He is an active mentor for Startupbootcamp and was awarded Global Corporate Venturing Personality of the Year in 2012 (on behalf of the IBM team)

Martin has a BSc in Information Systems from Trinity College and an MBA from University College Dublin.

More team bios: