UK
09 February 2016

MassChallenge UK Appoints Kerry Ritz as Managing Director To Build on Successful Growth of London Startup Accelerator

 

Kerry brings over 20 years of international experience with both startups and corporates. Before joining MassChallenge UK, he was Chief Marketing Officer of the FTSE 250 company Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, preceded by roles as CEO for Palringo and VP for Business Development for EVRYTHNG, both innovative early-stage startups. He has also advised, mentored, and invested in startups in the UK and the US. His passion for startups has extended to working as a marketing expert with the social enterprise Apps for Good, which has the aim of helping primary and secondary students become entrepreneurs.

 

"Kerry has a track record of bringing innovative and disruptive businesses to market, and has had success working with high-growth startups" said MassChallenge CEO John Harthorne. He has been at the forefront of helping companies to grow through new markets in 20 countries, investing in startups, mentoring, and working with large corporate organisations, bringing innovation and insight. Were proud to welcome him to MassChallenge UK and know he will help lead us into a strong future.

 

The work MassChallenge is doing in the UK to help startups and the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem is so important, said Ritz. Its great to be joining this dynamic, growing organisation. We have some outstanding entrepreneurs in the UK who can compete at the global level. I look forward to working with them and our partners to make them achieve their potential.

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About MassChallenge:

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across all industries. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, London, Jerusalem, and Geneva, and unrivalled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.4 billion and created over 8,500 jobs. For more information, please visit masschallenge.org.

Top MassChallenge UK partners include: JPMorgan Chase Foundation, GCHQ, IBM, Visa Europe Collab, Satellite Applications Catapult, ViiV, EMC2, Fried Frank Technology, Taylor Wessing, Mailjet, Crowdcube, Digital Catapult, Tobacco Dock, Interchange, The BIG Partnership, UK Business Angels Association, MediaCity UK and The Landing, Angels Den, and Tech City UK.

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