Nick Talwar

Nick Talwar

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Nick Talwar is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CircleUp, an investment platform powered by technology on a mission to help entrepreneurs thrive. He leads a passionate and forward-thinking team at CircleUp to accelerate the growth of the world's best businesses. Nick has a 20-year experience as an operator and investor at the intersection of technology and financial services, and has leveraged data to scale businesses throughout his career. Prior to CircleUp, he was most recently a Partner at Apis Partners, a growth equity investor in technology-focused financial services companies. He began his career at the management consulting firm Bain & Company, and worked at Charles Schwab, where he was a founding director at the online bank and ran the deposits business. Nick has a passion for financial inclusion and the future of work and has served on the boards of Accion, Payjoy, Alt.Bank, Shuttl, Rapido and Baobab. He was also nominated into the Young Global Leader program of the World Economic Forum.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • At Uber, he served as the Global Head of Vehicle Supply, a division responsible for providing capital to millions of individuals in over 70 countries.

  • At Amazon, he was the executive responsible for building and leading the global lending business unit, expanding Amazon Lending across 43 states, Japan, the UK and India.

  • He also led Visa's credit card business in North America where he built the Visa Infinite platform for the U.S.

  • He also spent several years at Citi, serving as Country Manager for Citibank in Sweden, a digital bank in the market.

  • Nick has a BS in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Nick Talwar's Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Groupe Baobab

  • Board Observer, Shuttl

  • Board Observer, PayJoy

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  • Board Observer, Rapido

  • Board Observer, Greenlight Planet

  • Board of Directors, Accion

Nick Talwar's Licenses & Certifications

  • Finance Leaders Fellow, The Aspen Institute

  • Board of Advisors, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service

  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

  • Advisory Board, NOLS

  • Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations