Nikolaus Hutter is the founder of New Paradigm Ventures, an international advisory firm. He has more than ten years of experience in venture capital investment, private equity and strategy consulting, and has held operating roles in the cleantech industry. Nikolaus advises international non-governmental organisations on impact ventures and investment and works with impact entrepreneurs around the globe. He serves in several non-executive roles such as an investment committee member for CHI Impact Capital’s Burning Issues Fund, and as a board member of the Hellenic Impact Investing Network, the Hungarian Impact Investor Association, and EUObserver, an investigative news platform. Prior to this, he initiated the first accelerator for social innovators in Central Europe, led the impact investor network Toniic in Europe, and worked in the venture capital industry for over a decade. He read economics in Vienna, Strasburg and at the London School of Economics.