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Nick Talwar is president and CEO of CircleUp, a data insights company on a mission to help entrepreneurs thrive. CircleUp has been named one of the Top 5 Most Disruptive Companies in Finance by CNBC, one of the Fintech 50 by Forbes, and one of the World's Most Innovative Companies in Data Science by Fast Company.
Nick has spent the majority of his career in the intersection of financial services and technology, with a focus on SMEs, financial inclusion, and the future of work. Prior to CircleUp, Nick was most recently a partner at Apis Partners, a growth equity investor in emerging markets technology-focused financial services companies. At Uber, he served as the Global Head of Vehicle Supply, a division that was responsible for providing capital to millions of individuals in over 70 countries to enable driver access to vehicles. At Amazon, he was the executive responsible for leading the global lending business unit, leveraging Amazon’s data to serve businesses in ways the traditional financial services industry can’t and expanded Amazon Lending across 43 states, Japan, the UK, and India. Nick also led Visa's credit card business in North America, and spent several years at Citi, with his last role as Country Manager for Citibank in Sweden, a digital bank in the market.
Nick has a passion for financial and work inclusion for underserved communities, and has served on the boards of Payjoy, Alt.Bank, Baobab, Accion, Shuttl and Rapido. Nick is also on the Board of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, his alma mater. Nick is an alum of the Young Global Leader program at the World Economic Forum.
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 is a Fellow of the 2021 Class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.