Nic Humphries
Senior Partner of Hg


Nic is the Senior Partner of Hg. He has ultimate responsibility for Hg’s strategy, management and governance.  He focuses on larger software investments that provide daily-use mission critical applications for accountants, lawyers, tax/compliance professionals and designers/engineers/scientists.

Nic is currently a director on the boards of Foundry, IRIS, Sovos Compliance, Visma and CogitalGroup.   He has led or co-led more than 30 investments over the last 27 years, including Addison (accounting), CSG (legal/ERP), e-conomic (SaaS ERP), Geneva Technology (telecom OSS), IRIS (Accounting/ERP), NextGenTel (telecoms), RAET (payroll), Rolfe & Nolan (banking), Visma (ERP), Xyratex (storage).

Nic started his investing career in 1990, focused exclusively on Technology since 1994 and joined Hg in 2001 as founder of the firm’s Technology Team.   From 1990-2001 he was a director at Barclays Private Equity (now Equistone), Geocapital and 3i plc.  He holds a first class degree in Electronic Engineering and was a IEEE and National Engineering Council scholar.  He is a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.