Managing Partner, London
Karen Winton is managing partner of Nest London where she is responsible for building Nest’s presence and expanding the deal flow pipeline from the fast-developing entrepreneurial tech scene in the UK. Before joining Nest, she was Chief Marketing Officer of InvestHK, the Hong Kong SAR Government’s department for foreign direct investment, where she oversaw branding and advertising, lead generation, front line sales enablement and online and social media marketing. She spearheaded the creation and launch of the department’s successful StartmeupHK initiative and is familiar with startup ecosystems in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. Her previous roles included co-founding and running a successful publishing and communications company for eight years, executive editor at The Economist Group and Hong Kong Editor for Fairfax Business Media. She has a bachelor’s honours degree in history from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and is a full member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.