Karen WintonManaging Partner, UK at Nest VC
Karen Winton joined Hong Kong VC firm Nest in 2015 when she moved from the city to London to open the firm's first overseas office. She is responsible for building the Nest brand and service offering in the UK, providing transformational programmes for entrepreneurs and corporates, identifying startups developing fintech, healthtech and smart city technologies and connecting them with resources and opportunities using the global network and access to capital that Nest pioneered in Asia. She started her career as a financial journalist, moving to Hong Kong in 1990. Instrumental in the creation in 2012/13 of the Hong Kong Government's economic development strategy to attract startups, she helped attract hundreds of founders from overseas to scale their business from Hong Kong.