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Nikolaus Hutter
Founder & CEO, New Paradigm Ventures; Board Member, Heifer International, Austria

Nikolaus is an entrepreneur and investment executive with 25+ years’ experience, focused on accelerating the shift to a purpose driven economy. He is founder and CEO of New Paradigm Ventures, an international advisory firm in the impact space. Since 2010, NPV has been working with partners including international NGOs such as WWF and Red Cross, impact investors and philanthropic funders, and purpose driven start-ups to prototype and scale regenerative and inclusive businesses. Nikolaus serves on several boards including Heifer International and Heifer Foundation, a US-based global development NGO, the Hellenic Impact Investing Initiative, The People’s Trust in Athens, among others, and lectures at universities in Austria and Portugal. Prior to NPV Nikolaus worked in cleantech industry, over a decade in venture capital investing, in strategy consulting and in pharma. He read business and economics in Vienna and Strasburg, and Political Economy at the London School of Economics.