Maxwell Barnes

Sr. Associate

As an Associate for Brand Capital International (BCI), Maxwell conducts initial screenings of potential investment opportunities, supports investment due diligence processes, prepares market research, and assists with other corporate strategy initiatives.

Prior to joining BCI, Maxwell worked in venture capital at GSV Asset Management, in private equity for Brand Capital as their third team member, and The Times Group’s Vice Chairman’s Office.

Maxwell is a multi-award winning graduate of Menlo College, Silicon Valley’s private undergraduate business school, with a B.S. in Finance. In addition to frequently appearing on the Dean’s List, Maxwell was also the recipient of the prestigious Judge Russell Award, which recognizes the student who best exemplifies the character, leadership, and service to Menlo’s business management program. During his time at Menlo College, Maxwell also founded and managed the Pioneer Club, a private entrepreneurial club for serious-minded entrepreneurial students. Pioneer Club members engaged with start-up founders backed by VC firms like Khosla Ventures for the purposes of mentorship and getting internships, hosted private networking mixers with famous speakers like Guy Kawasaki, and also received private coaching to develop their various entrepreneurial skills. The Pioneer Club was voted “Club of the Year 2018” by the student body, and Maxwell was also awarded “The Outstanding Oak Award” for Outstanding Leadership by Menlo’s faculty and administration.

Outside of BCI, Maxwell is working on his first book under the mentorship Guy Kawasaki, enjoys golfing with friends, is a devoted Bay Area sports fan, is learning Hindi, and serves as officer on Menlo’s Alumni Council.


Brand Capital is the strategic investment arm of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) or the Times Group – India's largest multimedia conglomerate and leaders in English and regional print media, TV, radio and digital media. The 180 year old company has cultivated a 360 degree spectrum of media assets and owns and manages The Times of India, Times Now, city-centric Mirrors, The Economic Times, ET Now, Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times, Vijay Karnataka, Radio Mirchi, Times Music, Times OOH and, to name a few.

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