In this new episode of the Seedcamp Podcast Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner at Forward Partners joins Carlos Espinal to share great stories on his career in venture & discussing future scenarios post Brexit.
Being passionate about both maths and sciences during his high-school years Nic ended up studying Social and Political Science at Cambridge for three years. His first job right out of university was in a traditional company where he worked as a consultant at Gemini Consulting. This first experience allowed him to have a unique view on the existing parallels between being a VC and being a consultant. After this first experience Nic moved on to the venture industry in 1999 living through four months of excitement before the bubble burst and experienced first-hand the hard-times that came right after. During his years at Reuters he learned a lot and had the privilege to look at exciting new areas like IoT and AI really early on when they were not as popular as they are today.
More recently Nic joined Forward Partners as a Managing Partner investing in ambitious startups. Nic also clarifies the types of businesses they are interested in investing in as well as how they are uniquely able to help their founders.
Finally, discover his views and insights on to the future with possible impacts of Brexit, what startups should focus on and the one book that he recommends to all founders.
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