Maximilian von Poelnitz

"Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations” – Mae Jenison  (American Engineer and first black woman to travel to space)

Biggest passion outside work:

Max is a scratch golfer and a round of golf is his form of meditation; and one of the only times he does not look at his phone or respond to emails.


Maximilian joined DSM in 2022. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and start up advisor. He started his first business in 2011 that focused on meal kit delivery. By 2015, Max’s 3rd venture, NOSH, was funded by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund and ultimately Delivery Hero, a German publicly listed food tech business. Following the sale of his business, he launched a venture capital firm called New Territory Ventures; focused on supply chain technologies with a portfolio of over 20 start ups. He is also a venture partner at Loyal VC and an LP in numerous funds. 

Max is passionate about food tech and nutritional sciences. He holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

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