Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Yield Lab Europe
Nicky is the Managing Partner at Yield Lab Europe. Nicky oversees the day to day operations, including investments, fundraising, portfolio, and company operations. This includes raising capital, dealing with the limited partners and investors, maintaining and managing a deal pipeline, running the due diligence process, and coordinating investments into portfolio companies. She also works to set up the accelerator programming, and supporting those companies with financial mentoring, commercial mentoring and scaling support, and overall fund management.
Nicky worked for 7 years as Associate Director at KPMG Corporate Finance in Dublin, where she ran the Food & Beverage M&A team, before moving to EY Galway to set up a corporate finance practice for EY’s regional offices, as Director of Corporate Finance, which she ran successfully for 5 years before leaving to set up her own corporate finance practice in Galway. She was a mentor to the EI HPSU in the role of assisting companies go to market to raise equity. She has worked with many early stage companies across a variety of sectors to raise seed and Series A equity capital, having advised on rounds totaling hundreds of millions over her 20 year career, and has extensive links with the venture capital and business community in Ireland, both in Dublin and Galway.