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Nick Morant

Cormorant Ventures Limited

London, UK

Managing Director

Cormorant Ventures Limited

Nick Morant
Biography
Nick Morant is a technology entrepreneur and investor. Since 1998, Nick has acted as Chairman / Director / Adviser for a number of fast growing, ambitious companies, both public and private. His particular expertise is in Fintech, Media, Mobile, Mobility, SAAS and deploying disruptive technologies. Nick has a proven track record in growing businesses both organically & by acquisition and also of successful exits.

He was Founder & Chairman of www.paybyphone.com which by the time of its trade sale to Paypoint plc had 1.6 million registered users and was executing 900,000 transactions a month.

Nick Morant’s Newsfeed

07 Dec 2017
Nick Morant – an unlikely tech entrepreneur

Former British Army officer Nick Morant does not fit the usual stereotype of a tech entrepreneur, but he took his mobile payments company from start-up to a widely publicised £33m exit in just six years. His tech ventures have ranged from publishing to software and fintech and he spends much of his time advising growing businesses in the sector. "I've always liked a genuinely disruptive technology, rather than something that is super new and different," he explains. "If you showed me the next Google, I couldn’t tell you whether it’s going to work or not. But with something like car parking, you already have a very large global market with millions of people parking cars every day. If you have a widget that does that service better, then you’ve got a very good chance."

Nick Morant’s Background

Managing Director
May 1998 - Present
London, UK
Nick founded Cormorant Ventures Limited www.cormorantventures.co.uk in 1998 to advise owners of private companies on scaling and exiting their businesses. Cormorant advises across many industries, but with particular focus on the media and technology sectors.
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Pre 1998:
Investment Banker
Jan 1985 - Sep 1998
London, UK
Nick began his corporate finance career with the Robert Fleming / Jardine Fleming group and subsequently held investment banking positions in both London and Asia, including Vice President and Head of Asian Equity Capital Markets for JP Morgan, Director and Head of Asia Pacific Technology, Media and Telecoms Advisory for Wheelock NatWest, and Managing Director, Investment Banking for Nikko Europe.

Other Business Interests

Non Executive Director
May 2010 - Present
London, UK
Sprint Enterprise Technology www.sprintenterprise.co.uk provides cloud based SAAS integrated data applications for financial advisers to help them manage client wealth reviews and reports as well as aggregating data. Currently over £9bn of assets for over 27,000 clients flow through its Fastrak system.
Rainmaker
Apr 2016 - Present
London, UK
www.rainmakerfoundation.org building a community of people dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering small charities to fulfil their potential. Members include founders, entrepreneurs and senior leaders with diverse backgrounds from a range of industries (tech, media, finance and law) who share a track record of creating effective change and a desire to make a difference.

Nick Morant’s Education

Barrister
1984 - 1985
Post Graduate Diploma in Law
1983 - 1984
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