Kane has over 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, investment strategy, marketing and brand. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chambers and Commerce. An ex-agency owner, Kane founded and exited his marketing agency after 10 years of sustained growth during a monumental shift in the digital landscape, servicing a client base that included Harrods, Qatar Airways, FIFA, Mercedes Benz, Formula 1, AVIVA and Her Majesty’s Palace and Fortress.
Kane has founded, acquired and sold businesses across many Direct-to-Consumer segments, a specialism Kane commands. With expertise in consumer behaviour and analysis, he became a Managing Partner at an early-stage venture studio and innovation consultancy, K&K Ventures. Launching, branding and investing in hospitality and leisure, consumer product and technology concepts designed for a greater global experience.Kane was a Principal at Rainmaking (Venture Capital & Studio), a corporate venture studio that has created $5b+ worth of equity value across 1389 ventures. He was engaged to work with Coca-Cola Hellenic to explore how best to leverage consumer data to power market insight.
He is currently a Mentor at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and continues to advise a series of businesses.An active early-stage investor, Kane’s holdings include ‘WalkSafe' - using geo-mapping technology to make the world a safer place, 'DryGo' - an agriculture startup using plant science to produce the most efficient sources of protein on the planet, 'LandEx' - a land investment platform presenting farmland as an alternative asset class to retail investors, 'houseof' - a London-based energy-efficient LED lighting company, and others.