Nick Talwar

President and Chief Executive Officer, CircleUp

Nick Talwar is President and CEO of CircleUp, a private market data aggregation company that discovers and accelerates the growth of the world’s best businesses. Our data-as-a-service product, Helio uses over 200 data sources to assess revenue, growth, and consumer sentiment data on 2 million private companies. This data helps investors, aggregators, and top brands source, diligence, and evaluate emerging businesses. CircleUp uses Helio to support strategic decisions for its flagship venture fund CircleUp Growth Partners and credit lending business, CircleUp Credit Advisors. By using data instead of human judgment, Helio is more inclusionary by nature and has yielded half of CircleUp’s investments going to women and one-third to people of color.

Nick joined CircleUp in 2020 after a career as an operator and investor at the intersection of technology and financial services, holding executive positions at Apis Partners, Uber, Amazon, and Visa. Nick has lived and worked internationally for more than twenty years across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Pursuing his passion for financial inclusion and the future of work, he has served on the global and U.S. boards of Payjoy, Baobab, Accion, Alt.Bank, Rapido, and Shuttl. Nick is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He was also nominated in 2013, the Young Global Leader program of the World Economic Forum.

Nick has a BS in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where he is currently a board member and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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