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Nick Candy

CEO

Candy Capital

London, UK

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Nick Candy’s Biography

Nick Candy is a British entrepreneur best known for his background in luxury real estate and for co-founding world-leading interior design firm Candy & Candy. He also operates a multi-stage investment firm with a portfolio of global companies in fintech, deep tech and augmented reality, digital media, consumer and sports, biotech, sustainability, and natural resources.

In 1995, Nick and his brother Christian bought their first property in London – a one-bedroom flat in Earls Court – with the help of a £6,000 loan from their grandmother. Candy & Candy was established in 1999 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading luxury interior design firms, with Nick taking sole ownership of the business in April 2011.

The company’s most high-profile project – the globally celebrated One Hyde Park residential development in London – revolutionised the residential property market worldwide, breaking industry records and setting unparalleled new standards in luxury design and living.

In 2015, Nick established Candy Capital; a privately held family office based in London to manage his personal business interests and group of companies. The group businesses range from real estate and interior design to the multi-stage investment firm Candy Ventures, which comprises a portfolio of global companies in fintech, deep tech and augmented reality, digital media, consumer and sports, biotech, sustainability, and natural resources.

Nick graduated from Reading University with a degree in Human Geography. He then joined KPMG before pursuing a career in advertising at J. Walter Thompson. Following this he moved to Dentsu Group Europe, where he became the company’s youngest director.

An active philanthropist, Nick, together with his wife Holly, founded The Candy Foundation in 2018 to pursue their philanthropic ambitions. Nick also sits on the UK Advisory Board of Common Sense and is a member of the National Council on White House History.

Nick Candy’s Newsfeed

The Guardian
Covid listener surge sees podcast firm’s results perking up

Audioboom, which counts Nick Candy’s investment firm as its biggest shareholder, saw revenues hit a record $26.8m last year, and losses almost halve to $1.7m.

TechCrunch
After its near-death experience, AR pioneer Blippar is back with $5M in funding and a B2B model

The new investors join existing shareholder Candy Ventures; the multi-stage investment firm founded by British property entrepreneur Nick Candy, who came to Blippar’s rescue.

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Nick Candy’s Background

Candy Capital
CEO
Sep 2015 - Present
London, UK
Candy Capital is a privately-held family office established by British entrepreneur Nick Candy to manage his personal business interests and group of companies.
Candy Ventures
Founder
Candy Ventures is a multi-stage investment firm with a portfolio of global companies funded by British entrepreneur Nick Candy. This includes investments in fintech, deep tech and augmented reality, digital media, consumer and sports, biotech, sustainability, and natural resources.
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Philanthropy

The Candy Foundation
Co-Founder
London, UK
The Candy Foundation is a UK registered charity representing the philanthropic interests of British entrepreneur Nick Candy and Australian actress and singer Holly Candy.
The White House Historical Assocation
National Council Member
Washington, DC, USA
The White House Historical Association is a private non-profit educational organisation with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion.
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Nick Candy’s Education

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