Date: 4th March 2024   Time: 9.00-10.00am
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE (map)
Speaker: Nic Cary (
Chair: Juanita González-Uribe (FMG & LSE Finance)

This event will feature a lecture and fireside chat with Nic Cary, Co-founder and Vice Chairman of Nic will share his perspectives on the past, present, and future of finance through his experience as the founder of Additionally, he'll explore the similarities and distinctions between his roles as the founder of, the leading non-profit digital business accelerator.

This lecture series focuses on the role of finance in the entrepreneurial journey. The aim is to improve our understanding of the role of early-stage financiers in the start-up and scale-up of new ventures. Discussions will touch upon several research topics like the types of constraints that limit the start and growth of new companies, and the role of specialized financiers, as well as policy, in mitigating them.

This public event is delivered in-person only, is free and open to all, with no ticket or pre-registration required. Attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis, within the limits of the venue capacity.


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Nicolas Cary is the Co-founder and Vice Chairman at - the leading crypto finance house serving consumers, traders, and institutional customers since 2011. Today, the company has raised over $500M in venture capital and is valued at over $5 billion. In 2015, Nic was named the European Digital Leader of the year. Nic is the Founding Commissioner of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Co-Authored The Future is Decentralised. Nic is trilingual, and has a deep passion for positive digital disruption. He’s also the Co-Founder and Chairman of, the leading non-profit digital business accelerator. Prior to, Nic was a founding Partner at where he focused on product development and management.

Nic is a proven leader, investor, public speaker, and brand ambassador. He’s deeply focused on designing performant cultures that persevere in adverse markets.


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Juanita González-Uribe is Associate Professor in Finance at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship, private equity and innovation. Her work spans different regions including Latin America, the UK, and the USA.