Entrepreneur and Investor

Early Career In the early days of the internet and soon after graduating from university, Nicole embarked as an entrepreneur by building and selling her first business, the gaming platform Winamax.  Afterwards, she worked at LDCOM, which would later merge with Neuf Telecom to become Neuf Cegetel, one of the largest telecommunications companies in France. … Continue Reading

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Healthtech – A Continuing Area of Growth

I attended the HealthTech 2.0 conference hosted by Women of Wearables Global. At this event, I heard a fascinating panel discussion about investing in healthtech. The digital health market is expected to reach $536 billion by 2025 and 2020 will be the largest funding year ever for the sector. Led by Jenny Thomas, Director of DigitalHealth.London, the panel discussed many interesting questions,… Continue Reading

Is GreenTech a ‘New Industrial Revolution’?

As an early investor in both the healthcare and biotech sectors, I am always on the lookout for good opportunities to support early stage companies utilising the latest advancements in technology, for example the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning – to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the world. My… Continue Reading

FinTech Alliance: The Investment Landscape Post-Covid

Following the pandemic, digitisation has accelerated rapidly, and industries have seen changes in just a few months that might otherwise have taken years. The FinTech sector is no different, and the FinTech Alliance held an insightful panel this month on ‘The Investment Landscape Post-Covid’. The panel discussed the areas of focus within FinTech, including the… Continue Reading

The Economics of Cultured Meats

Jim Mellon, experienced food-tech investor and entrepreneur, has made the prediction that cultured meat will eventually be more affordable than both factory farmed and plant-based meats. This could become a reality within the next five years, according to Mellon. As an investor in the food-tech industry myself, a statement like this is incredibly interesting. Cultured… Continue Reading

The Covid-19 Pandemic, Consumer Habits, and Plant-Based Meats

I recently attended a fascinating talk from Fiona Lavelle (Queen’s University Belfast) titled “From the pandemic to the pan: A cross-continental overview of changes in consumers cooking and food practices during COVID-19”. She spoke about her research which gives a cross continental overview of changes in consumers cooking and food practices during covid-19. Pre pandemic… Continue Reading