Office

US

Hometown

Santa Monica, CA

Residence

New York City, NY

Max Thoeny

Investment Team

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“As Steve Jobs said, design is how it works – and every digital experience now, not just those in the consumer space, needs to be exceptional”

Office

US

Hometown

Santa Monica,

CA

Residence

New York City,

NY

Max grew up in Southern California in a family of designers and fell into his obsession with design and technology – as many have – through Apple and their products. He moved to New York to study design and business at NYU, and to practice as many forms of design as he could. He joined Activant in 2018 and brings his design perspective to the investment team, both in diligence and in working with portfolio founders and their teams. He enjoys thinking about how product, brand, and positioning come together to create incredible experiences that have the potential to change industries and the lives of the people who power them.

Education

B.A. Interdisciplinary Design

New York University Gallatin School

Role

How Max supports portfolio companies

UX, UI, & brand design

Product marketing & positioning

Fundraising & pitch deck narrative & design