Father. Husband. Friend. Founder.
17 June 1980 - 6 July 2023
Nicholas Hungerford, a distinguished entrepreneur and compassionate visionary, passed away July 6, 2023, surrounded by loved ones in Washington, D.C. He was 43 years old.
Known by most as Nick, he was born in Bristol, England, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Exeter and an MBA from Stanford University. Nick had a passion for investing and finance, instilled at an early age by his grandmother. He began his career as a wealth manager at Barclays and Brewin Dolphin, where he saw the gaps and lack of accessibility to investing for the general population. With a vision to democratize investing, he founded and led Nutmeg, an online investment platform that became Europe's largest and was acquired by JPMorgan in 2021.
After Nutmeg, Nick joined Portage as a Venture Partner, where his passion for investing and helping other entrepreneurs took flight. He was a prolific contributor across the fintech industry and this was reflected in roles and honors he received such as, the digital ambassador for the UK Department for International Trade, a member of the European Power 50, a founding non-executive Director of Innovate Finance - the association representing the UK's global fintech community - and a recipient of the Spear's Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Nick's personal experience navigating terminal cancer revealed a dearth of resources available to support children who lose a parent. Inspired to ensure his daughter wasn't condemned to a lifetime of grief or disadvantage, Nick created Elizabeth's Smile, a nonprofit named after his daughter. Elizabeth's Smile is a global organization that supports grieving children and their families through the arduous journey of parental loss by providing resources and networking tools.
Nick leaves behind a legacy of compassionate innovation. That legacy endures with his wife Nancy; his daughter Elizabeth; his parents Robin and Judi Hungerford; sister Katie Hungerford Dang; brother-in-law Andy Dang; Bert and Marjorie Hulgrave, parents of Nancy; and sister-in-law Kathryn Hulgrave McNaughton. Private services will be held in Washington, D.C., and England. In lieu of flowers, Nick requested that contributions be made to Elizabeth's Smile.