Nick is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors, and managers in the Northwest with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of industries including manufacturing, retailing, e-commerce, digital media and advertising, software, aerospace, health care, and finance.
Nick’s experience and perspective have produced an unusual record of serial successes. He has managed, founded, or financed over 30 companies, creating aggregate market value of tens of billions of dollars. Some notable companies include Amazon.com, Aquantive Inc. (purchased by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.4 billion), Insitu Group (purchased by Boeing for $400 million), and Market Leader (purchased by Trulia in 2013 for $350 million).
Second Avenue Partners
Nick is currently a partner at Second Avenue Partners, a Seattle-based provider of management, strategy, and capital for early stage companies in the Greater Puget Sound area that he co-founded in February 2000. The firm looks to invest in promising teams and transformational ideas in a wide range of areas including internet, consumer and social media, software, and clean energy. Their investment approach is to make early-stage investments in promising ventures and build long-term relationships, actively assisting its portfolio companies in becoming market leaders.
For more, visit the Second Avenue Partners website.
Companies Nick has founded or invested in:
Pacific Coast Feather Company
Museum Quality Framing
Down Under Nightclub
National Sleep Products
King of the Web