Nick Jenkins

Nick Jenkins

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-05-13 (54 years old) · Gender: Male

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Nicholas David Jenkins (born 13 May 1967) is an English businessman, known for founding the online greeting card retailer, and being a "dragon" on the BBC Two business series Dragons' Den for the thirteenth and fourteenth series. He was born in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire and attended Haberdashers' Adams Grammar School in Newport, Shropshire and Birmingham University where he read Russian literature. He then worked for eight years as a commodity trader for Glencore in Moscow. In 1998, he returned to the UK to study for an MBA at Cranfield University. 'Moonpig' was his nickname at school, hence the name of the brand. In 2011, he sold Moonpig for an estimated £120 million.Since 2008, Jenkins has been investing in start-up businesses. He was a member of the Impact Ventures UK investment committee – an investment fund which invests in social enterprises using innovation to find better solutions to social issues in the UK. He is also involved with the educational charity Ark and Shivia.Jenkins has owned Stockton House, a Grade I listed building at Stockton, Wiltshire since 2014.Jenkins has donated money to the Conservative Party and was a signatory to a letter to The Daily Telegraph during the 2015 United Kingdom general election campaign, which praised the party's economic policies and claimed that a Labour government under Ed Miliband would “threaten jobs and deter investment”.

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