Nic Humphries

Senior Partner, Hg


Nic is the Senior Partner of Hg and head of the Hg Saturn fund.   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 and Visma.   He has led or co-led more than 30 software investments  over the last 28 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 networking).

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 International Awards and a long-term donor to Impetus, Princes Trust, The Royal Foundation, Outward Bounds and several related charities.