Nicolas Berggruen Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 26

  • Portfolio
  • 16

  • Exits
  • 9


Nicolas Berggruen General Information


Mr. Nicolas Berggruen is the Founder and serves as Investment Advisor at Berggruen Holdings. He has been the Investment Advisor of Berggruen Holdings for the last 20 years. He is also the Founder and President of the Berggruen Institute. Mr. Berggruen's goal is to address fundamental political and cultural questions in our rapidly changing world. Focusing on Great Transformations in the human condition, brought for example by climate change, restructuring of global economics and politics, and advances in science and technology, the Institute seeks to connect deep thought in the human sciences-philosophy and culture-to the pursuit of practical improvements in governance. He sits on the boards of the Museum Berggruen, Berlin, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is a member of the International Councils for the Tate Museum, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has collaborated on projects with such renowned architects as Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, and David Adjaye. Mr. Berggruen was born in Paris, where he studied at l'Ecole Alsacienne before attending Le Rosey in Switzerland. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from New York University in 1981. Prior to Berggruen Holdings, he worked for Bass Brothers Enterprises on the real estate side of this family-held investment firm, as well as for Jacobson and Co., Inc., a leveraged buyout company. In 1988, Mr. Berggruen co-founded the Alpha Group, a hedge fund operation, which was sold to Safra Bank in 2004. He is a member of the WPO-Angeleno; a board member of Promotora De Informaciones, S.A. (Prisa), and Le Monde.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Manassas, VA
  • United States

Nicolas Berggruen Investments (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Story Protocol 05-Sep-2023 Early Stage VC 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000 11-Feb-2022 00000 00000 0000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Dance (Automotive) 28-Sep-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Kojo (Business/Productivity Software) 30-Oct-2020 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000 01-Oct-2020 00000 00000 000.00 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Harbor Platform 16-Apr-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Talivest 01-Feb-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Proportunity 21-Aug-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Consumer Finance Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Thrive Global 03-May-2017 Early Stage VC 000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000
Radish 20-Apr-2017 Seed Round 000 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 000000000

Nicolas Berggruen Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Convoy 01-Nov-2023 Merger/Acquisition
DirtJockey 01-Apr-2023 000000000 00000000
Talivest 13-Jul-2022 000000000000000000
Nu Holdings 09-Dec-2021 000 00.00
Radish 16-May-2021 000000000000000000 00000
Harbor Platform 18-Feb-2020 000000000000000000
Here One 01-Nov-2017 000 00 00000000
Byline Media 04-Apr-2017 Out of Business
InstaEDU 05-Jun-2014 Merger/Acquisition 000.00

Nicolas Berggruen Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Nicolas Berggruen Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Nicolas Berggruen Angel Investor 00 0 Manassas, VA

Nicolas Berggruen Co-Investors (85)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Charles Songhurst 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lee Linden 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Eurazeo 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Index Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Tishman Speyer Properties 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Nicolas Berggruen FAQs

  • Who is Nicolas Berggruen?

    Nicolas Berggruen is an angel Investor who has made 26 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Nicolas Berggruen?

    Nicolas Berggruen is an angel investor.

  • What does Nicolas Berggruen do?

    As an angel investor, Nicolas Berggruen invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Nicolas Berggruen invested in?

    Nicolas Berggruen has made numerous investments in companies like Story Protocol,, and Dance (Automotive) within the Financial Services and Automotive industries.

  • What has Nicolas Berggruen invested in recently?

    Nicolas Berggruen's latest investment was on 05-Sep-2023 in Story Protocol, a company within the Financial Services industry.

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