Nigel Morris

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Nigel Morris
BornJune 1958 (age 64)
Billericay, Essex, England
EducationLancaster Royal Grammar School
Alma materNorth East London Polytechnic
London Business School
Known forco-founded Capital One with Richard Fairbank
TitleManaging partner, QED Investors

Nigel William Morris (born June 1958) is a British businessman. He is the managing partner of QED Investors and co-founded Capital One Financial Services with Richard Fairbank.

Early life[edit]

Nigel William Morris was born in Billericay, Essex, the son of an army sergeant,[1] in June 1958.[2] He grew up in London.[3]

With an army father, and moving around the country, Morris went to 11 different schools, ending up at Lancaster Royal Grammar School.[1] Morris earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from North East London Polytechnic, followed by an MBA from London Business School,[1][3] where he is also a Fellow.[4]


Morris is the director of QED Investors,[2] a venture capital firm focused on high-growth companies that leverage the power of data strategies. In addition, he works in an advisory capacity with personalized prepaid debit card provider, General Atlantic Partners and Oliver Wyman Consulting.[citation needed] He serves on the board of for-profit companies, including Remitly, Red Ventures, CAN Capital, Media Math, borro, and Prosper.[5] He is also on the boards of National Geographic,[6] ideas42, and the London Business School.[citation needed]

Previously, Morris co-founded Capital One Financial Services in 1994.[7] During Morris's ten-year tenure, Capital One's net income after taxes (NIAT) grew at a compound annual rate of more than 32%.

Personal life[edit]

Morris lives with his wife and four children in Virginia, US.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Cope, Nigel (18 November 2002). "The man from over here doing rather well over there". Independent. Archived from the original on 20 June 2022. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Nigel William MORRIS". Companies House. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Nigel Morris". QED Investors. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nigel W. Morris: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ Wack, Kevin (10 June 2014). "Capital One Alum Nigel Morris Joins Prosper's Board". American Banker. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ Burns, Hilary (20 January 2016). "Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris joins AvidXchange's board". Charlotte Business Journal. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  7. ^ Botella, Elena (2 October 2019). "I Worked at Capital One for Five Years. This Is How We Justified Piling Debt on Poor Customers". The New Republic. Retrieved 18 October 2019.