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Elevating Founders

Max Boutin
Co-Founder at IQ Capital


Max co-founded IQ Capital in 2007 and  looks after investments in fintech, insurtech, comms and medtech space as well as leading fundraising activities.

Max has been in venture capital since 2001 and prior to co-leading the buy-out of IQ Capital, Max created the predecessor seed funds. Max has led investments into over three dozen start-ups, with exits including Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei), Spectral Edge (Apple), Stillfront (IPO), Sirigen (BD) and Quotient (EKF). He currently represents IQ Capital on the boards of several scale-ups – including Audio Analytic, Concirrus, Fluidic Analytics and Thought Machine, collectively valued at over $1bn and still growing rapidly. Max also works with a number of seed stage companies as board advisor.

Prior to venture, Max spent a few years in growth stage private equity, where he caught the start-up bug while being part of operating teams building mobile operator start-ups.

Max has been a member of Invest Europe (formerly EVCA) Venture Capital Council since 2015 and was elected to the Board in 2019.  Max holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.