MD One Ventures is pleased to welcome Nicholas Nelson to the Investment Team as a Partner.
Nicholas is an internationally recognised investor, author, and industry leader, with over 17 years of experience across the national security and defence technology sectors. His National Security career has spanned roles in the US Government, management consulting, and leading defence and dual-use tech companies.
Nicholas was an early investor in defence tech as we know it today, having made his first investment in 2020, and has been advising within the dual-use sector since 2015. He has become a leading advocate for the nascent European national security technology ecosystem- contributing to multiple publications and communities, including the US Army War College, the NATO Review, National Defence Magazine, Munich Security Conference, Defence Disrupted, College of Europe, University of Cambridge, and Kings College London.
He serves as Senior Fellow for Emerging Technology and Policy at the Center for European Policy Analysis, a leading transatlantic think tank, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He holds an MS from the University of Edinburgh, and an MBA from Dartmouth.
MD One Founder and Managing Partner William McManners:
"Having met Nicholas in 2022 working across the table from each other as we became Labry's first investors, it has been a pleasure to build our shared perspective, and consolidate our mutual view of MD One's thesis executing Europe's first fiduciary early stage Dual Use VC strategy. We are delighted to welcome him to the team, and it will be fantastic to bring his experience and perspective to our investment process and growing portfolio community."
MD One Founding Partner Kelvin Au:
"At MD One, we are laser-focused on investing in and bringing innovation to the national security community. Having engaged closely with Nicholas over the past year, we recognise that he is deeply aligned with our values, extends our unfair advantage with his experience in frontier technology, and provides us with a unique lens from within the industry having spent time at the US Government and NATO. We look forward to continuing on this journey together."
About MD One Ventures:
Founded in 2021 as Europe's first National Security specialist VC, MD One Ventures is a Venture Capital firm, investing in Pre- Seed to Series A National Security technology companies.