Nigel Morris co-founded Capital One Financial Corporation which started as a simple idea of dropping the annual fee of credit cards and instead target different credit cards to specific segments of the population.
Now it's a publicly traded company (NYSE: COF) with $21.3 Billion in revenues headquartered in Tyson’s Corner, VA.
Nigel is now the managing partner of QED Investors, a direct investment fund focused on high-growth companies that leverage the power of data strategies. In addition, he serves on the board of numerous companies, including TransUnion, Red Ventures, Prosper, MediaMath, and Braintree.
"What's in your wallet?"
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Washington DC Tech, City and Political News
Future Startup Grind Events:
Startup Grind NYC: Jon Steinberg, President of BuzzFeed on May 29th, 2013.
Jon Steinberg is the President of BuzzFeed in NYC. He was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (Small Medium Business) Partnerships team. Prior to Google, Jon was the Director of Business Development at Majestic Research and the founder of iBuilding, a commercial real estate software company backed by Tishman Speyer Properties, Benchmark Capital, and 12 Entrepreneuring. He is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He manages business development, sales, and operations, and reports to Founder and CEO Jonah Peretti.Register here!
Startup Grind San Francisco: Ali Pincus, One Kings Lane on May 30th, 2013.
Alison Pincus is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of One Kings Lane. A digital media veteran, Alison was inspired to co-create One Kings Lane to converge her passion for e-shopping and design. Alison oversees business development and strategic partnerships. Previously, Alison held digital marketing and business development positions at The Walt Disney Company, NBC and Hachette Filipacchi. Alison received her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and her BS from UC Berkeley.
Startup Grind Philadelphia: Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo on June 5th, 2013.
is the CEO and Founder of , a search engine that does not track you and has better instant answers. DuckDuckGo is gaining more and more market share every year and is widely considered a Top 5 search engine. Previously, Gabriel founded , which was sold to in 2006 for $10MM. Gabriel was educated at MIT, with a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Technology and Policy. He is an active and is currently the Chapter Director of . He is also an active on all things startup.
Startup Grind Silicon Valley: Jessica Livingston, Y Combinator on June 6th, 2013.
Jessica Livingston is a partner at Y Combinator. She was previously VP of marketing at investment bank Adams Harkness, where she managed an award-winning rebranding of the company. She is the author of Founders at Work (2007), a book of interviews with startup founders, and writes regularly about YC on her blog. She has a BA in English from Bucknell.
Startup Grind LA: Mark Suster, GRP Partners on June 12th, 2013.
Mark is an entrepreneur, angel investor, blogger, Techstars mentor, and investment partner at GRP Partners, joining them in 2007 after having worked with the firm for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Most recently Mark was Vice President of Product Management at Salesforce.com following its acquisition of Koral, where Mark was Founder and CEO.
Startup Grind San Antonio: Patrick Condon, Rackspace on June 25th, 2013.
Patrick Condon is one of the cofounders of Rackspace Hosting, a San Antonio based hosting company that has grown to $1 billion in revenue. At Rackspace, Condon has held all kinds of leadership positions in marketing, customer care, and business development. Condon attended both Trinity University and Santa Clara University.
Startup Grind Silicon Valley: Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures on July 18th, 2013.
Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems (SUN is the acronym for the Stanford University Network), along with Stanford classmates Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, and UC Berkeley computer science graduate student Bill Joy. Khosla served as the first chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems from 1982 to 1984, when he left the company to become a venture capitalist. In 1986, Khosla joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a general partner. At Kleiner, Khosla became a recognized venture capitalist, with several successful early stage investments.
May 15, 2013: DC TechBreakfast - Featuring awesome technology companies showcasing their innovations in a demo-format. Presenters for this installment: Down4Lunch, Census Bureau, Sexual Health Innovations, Feastie, and CrowdTangle. FREE. 8am-10am @ Microsoft, Chevy Chase, MD. Register and info at http://www.meetup.com/TechBreakfast/events/97858002/
May 20, 2013: 1776’s The Reboot: Education Meetup – Meetup to connect with top leaders in education, technology, and policy and meet the startups that are changing education. Enjoy beer, wine, and snacks in the decidedly un-DC- environment. Register at http://1776reboot.eventbrite.com/
May 23, 2013: InTheCapital DCUpFront: Join us on May 23 for UpFront, as we celebrate and engage with the brands, leaders, and trends that are shaping our innovation ecosystem. Our goal? An event focused on authentic conversation about the state of business in our nation’s capital, and moreover, a look at where things are headed. Who is making an impact? What are they doing? How are they doing it? Register at http://dcupfront.eventbrite.com/
May 30, 2013: Philadelphia TechBreakfast - Featuring awesome technology showcases and innovations in a demo-format. Presenters for this installment: Musiclinks, 1sqbox, Project Gado, LegalLogs, Apprennet. FREE. 8am-10am @ Drexel University, Grand Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Register and info at http://innovate.techcombustion.com/YJul6
Wed. Jun. 5, 2013: NoVA TechBreakfast - Featuring awesome technology companies showcasing their innovations in a demo-format. Presenters for this installment: TrendPo, Acclaim, Stormpins, SpreeCommerce, and LegalLogs. FREE. Location: AOL, Sterling, VA. Register and info at http://innovate.techcombustion.com/jV26i
June 5-6, 2013: Capital Connection’13
Tis the season to apply to present on the Biggest Stage of the year, MAVA’sCapital Connection’13, on June 5-6th at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC. For more than 25 years, this flagship conference has drawn together hundreds of investors and company builders, to connect & grow the great companies of tomorrow. Applications now being accepted for growth companies on the “Main Stage” and seed stage Startups at TechBUZZ. http://www.capitalconnection.org/
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 135 cities and 60 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.