Nicholas has focused the majority of his 18 years on Wall Street on the origination, structuring and marketing of alternative investment vehicles with a bias towards technology based venture capital investments. Prior to joining Manhattan Venture Partners, Nick led the development of a secondary markets fund business which ultimately raised more than $150 million in capital and acquired pre-IPO shares in companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Groupon, Chegg, eHarmony and Palantir Technologies. Mr. Gupta maintains a deep network of relationships within the secondary markets ecosystem consisting of private shareholders, venture capital firms, venture capital backed technology companies and investors globally. Mr. Gupta is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics and Management. He also completed a one-year Term Program in European Union Economic Policy Studies at the University of Oxford, New College. He holds FINRA Series 7, Series 63, Series 24 and Series 79 licenses.