Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 0116 238 8200
M: 07949 525753
Nick became Chief Executive Officer of Catapult Ventures in September 2013 and oversees the day to day running of the business.
Nick has over 10 years’ experience running investment funds and has managed more than 50 transactions. Most recently he managed an early stage venture capital fund investing in Midlands businesses and prior to that he was Commercial Director of a £6m proof of concept fund set up by Stanford University in California and the University of Edinburgh, where he also founded two MSc entrepreneurship courses.
Nick previously established the technology research team at Fast Track where he launched The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 business supplement. He began his career with Financial Times when he joined and later ran China's first foreign Internet joint venture, before returning to London as a consultant to help FT Group assess their internet strategy in the Far East. He has also had stints with Information Age (bought by Vitesse Media) and internet incubator GorillaPark, headquartered in Amsterdam.
In 2005 Nick co-founded CereProc, now a leading speech synthesis company and he has been an advisor to investment bank GP Bullhound since its inception. He was also an advisor to Scoopt.com, one of the first citizen media companies, from initial trading until acquisition by Getty Images in 2007. Nick has also spent time on the advisory board of UnLtd Ventures, a £100m social entrepreneurship fund financed by the National Lottery.
Nick holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Computing from Kellogg College, University of Oxford. He speaks basic Chinese.