Nick Kind

Managing Director
Tyton Partners

Nick Kind is a Managing Director in Tyton’s strategy consulting practice and is based in the UK. Nick joined Tyton Partners in April 2019 as a Senior Director, bringing over 20 years of experience in strategy, investment, corporate development, and digital product management, with the vast majority of his time concentrated in the education sector.  

Prior to Tyton, Nick undertook his own consultancy work across the education and “Future of Work” ecosystem. This included working as a senior member of the leadership team for Area9 Lyceum, a leading global adaptive learning player primarily focused on corporate customers. At Area9, he wrote the IM for their €30m fundraise from the Danish Growth Fund, led business development and partnerships in the UK, DACH and MENA, and led a pioneering project for the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Until mid-2016, Nick was Head of Business Insights for one of the largest media organizations in the world, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, where he managed a thought leadership, market intelligence and internal strategy consultancy team for the board. This covered learning and education from “PreK to grey”, LP investments in education venture capital funds, plus the science and scholarly and consumer publishing sectors.  

Previously, Nick imagined, created and managed a series of high-profile and cutting-edge software development companies and projects in education markets across the globe, including co-founding a startup which raised £3m of venture capital in the 2000 “dot-com” boom and survived, executive producing major digital learning projects for the BBC with both child and adult audiences, and putting the Complete Works online for the Arden Shakespeare. 

Whenever possible, Nick undertakes projects which seek to create social impact as well as, or instead of, financial return. Nick has worked with investors, family offices, governments, businesses of all sizes, foundations, not-for-profits and charities.