Mike Kelly

Venture Advisor
Philadelphia, PA

Mike Kelly joined Touchdown in 2019. He brings 25+ years of private equity and venture capital experience, relationships, and direct experience working at start-up companies. He spent 24 years at Hamilton Lane where he led global venture capital and growth equity fund investing and was a member of the investment committee. He was responsible for the diligence and relationship management of numerous firms around the world. Additionally, during his time there, he also started and ran a number of other departments. Prior to Hamilton Lane, he worked with start-up companies in the office automation and agricultural biotech industries.

Mike graduated from Trenton State College with his bachelor’s degree and earned his MBA from The College of William & Mary.

In his free time, Mike plays guitar and piano (he can kind of fake it on drums).


Favorite Music

Aside from his son Kyle’s, go-to music is 80’s alternative

Favorite Instrument


Favorite Music Moment

Playing on stage at World Café Live with a band