Humphrey Nokes

Structuring Partner

Humphrey capitalises on his experience as a founder at growth debt pioneer ETV Capital, where he invested €300M across Europe. Humphrey invested in more than 200 transactions in 120 VC-backed technology, biotechnology and healthcare companies across Europe.

Earlier in his career, he co-founded Quartz Capital Partners, where he completed numerous capital raising rounds (both public and private equity) for technology and life science companies in the UK, France, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, and the US.

Prior to that, Humphrey was in the Capital Markets Group at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc in London on the Bond arbitrage desk. Previously Humphrey was a Member of the Board of Brainpower NV which was subject of an IPO on the Deutsche Borse and subsequently sold to Bloomberg. He was also a non-executive Director of SearchSpace PLC which was sold to Warburg Pincus. Humphrey has sourced and advised on three University spinouts as well as completed over 20 IPOs on various European stock markets.

Humphrey is also currently a Director of Cygna Negra Ltd, a specialist IP database company, and was a member of the U.K. Government Department of Trade and Industry Mission to report on high technology start-ups in the US, Israel, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

He served as a member of the advisory board of Kernel Capital, a VC based in Ireland. Humphrey is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ecole Europeenne des Affaires Paris (now ESCP-EAP) and London Business School.