Nick Chen

Senior Associate

About

Nick Chen is a Senior Associate on our Investment team. He’s responsible for performing deal origination and due diligence functions related to prospective investment. Nick works with our portfolio companies on corporate strategy, M&A and follow-on fundraising initiatives, and assists in audit and compensation committee activities such as creating compensation models. He also helps with the planning and coordination of portfolio workshops and assists portfolio company CFOs with budgeting and forecasting.

Experience

Prior to joining Georgian, Nick worked as a business valuator at Compass Lexecon in New York, delivering economic analysis and damages assessments in complex international arbitration cases. He started his career in investment banking at Union Square Advisors in San Francisco, where he advised various networking/infrastructure software companies in strategic M&A engagements.

Education

Nick graduated from the Honors Business Administration (HBA) program at the Ivey Business School and holds a Certificate in Business French from the Paris Chamber of Commerce (CCIP).

Did you know?

Nick is a music lover and budding audiophile, supporting independent artists and music technology projects weekly via Bandcamp and Kickstarter. He also built and sold an online independent radio channel/record label called Syzygy Records that reached over 100,000 subscribers.

Contact Nick

(416) 868-9696

Areas of Expertise

Software Pricing and Packaging Techniques

Due Diligence

SaaS Metrics & KPI Analysis

Corporate Finance/Development

Market Analysis

Board Mechanics

Contracts

Companies

eSentire

eSentire is the leader in active threat protection solutions and services, and is the most comprehensive way to defend enterprises from advanced and never-before-seen cyber threats. eSentire’s flagship offering, Network Interceptor, challenges legacy security approaches, combining behavior-based analytics, immediate mitigation and actionable intelligence on a 24x7x365 basis.

Team: Nick Chen, Simon Chong, Hershel Harris, Madalin Mihailescu, Jane Podbelskaya

FlashPoint

Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations to make better decisions and mitigate risk. The company’s unique deep & dark web data, expertise and technology enables customers to glean intelligence that informs risk and protects their ability to operate.

Team: Nick Chen, Steve Leightell, Emily Walsh

FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the No. 1 cloud-based accounting solution designed exclusively for small service-based business owners. The company has helped more than 10 million users process billions of dollars through its easy-to-use invoicing, expense management and time tracking features. Based in Toronto, FreshBooks serves paying customers in 120 countries.

Team: Nick Chen, Simon Chong

Glooko

More than one million people trust Glooko to help manage their diabetes. Glooko’s FDA-cleared, HIPAA-compliant platform supports more than 6,000 providers in 27 countries and helps improve health outcomes using innovations in data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Team: Jason Brenier, Nick Chen, Simon Chong, Liliana Panic, Emily Walsh, Margaret Wu

Influitive

Influitive, the advocate marketing experts, is based in Toronto with offices in Boston, Palo Alto and San Francisco. Today’s buyers are increasingly leveraging their peers’ opinions and Influitive helps marketers tap into this force with its innovative AdvocateHub platform and Maven mobile app. By capturing the enthusiasm of their best customers, followers and evangelists, marketers gain direct support for their sales and marketing programs.

Team: Nick Chen, Simon Chong, Jon Prial

RiskIQ

RiskIQ is a cybersecurity company that helps organizations discover and protect their external-facing known, unknown and third-party web, mobile and social assets. The company’s external threat management platform combines a worldwide proxy and sensor network with synthetic clients that emulate users to monitor, detect, and take actions against threats.

Team: Jason Brenier, Nick Chen, Steve Leightell, Liliana Panic

Stratifyd

Stratifyd is a technology company providing end-to-end customer analytics to companies worldwide. Stratifyd’s platform is powered by AI and enables companies to efficiently tailor marketing efforts, increase customer retention, improve products and services, and boost revenue based on unstructured data. To learn more, visit www.stratifyd.com.

Team: Tyson Baber, Nick Chen, Margaret Wu

Terapeak

Terapeak is the leading source for consumer and product insights, analyzing more than 4.6 billion transactions per year and over $70 billion in online consumer spending to provide insights to clients from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.

Team: Nick Chen, Simon Chong, Jon Prial, Ben Wilde

Terapeak was acquired by eBay in December 2017.

Vision Critical

Vision Critical provides a cloud-based customer intelligence platform that allows companies to build engaged, secure communities of customers they can use continuously, across the enterprise, for ongoing, real-time feedback and insight. Designed for today’s always-on, social and mobile savvy customer, Vision Critical’s technology helps large, customer-centric enterprises discover what their customers want so they can deliver what they need.

Team: Nick Chen, Simon Chong, Madalin Mihailescu