Nikolaus Hutter

Founder & CEO, New Paradigm Ventures

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Nikolaus Hutter is the Founder of New Paradigm Ventures, an advisory firm focused on accelerating the shift to an impact driven economy. He is an Advisor on Impact Ventures & Investment to the World Wildlife Fund in Switzerland, a Director of UK-based Impact Catalyst firm Angello Capital Ltd., and serves on the Board of US based Development NGO Heifer International.

Together with Impact Hub Vienna, he co-founded the Investment Ready Program (, the first accelerator for social innovators from the CEE region, and the CEE Impact Day ( an annual gathering for impact investors, entrepreneurs and practitioners from the region.

Previously, he served as Managing Director Europe of the international impact investor network Toniic (, held operational roles in the Cleantech industry, and worked as a venture capital investor for over a decade.

Nikolaus read Business and Political Economy in Vienna, Strasburg, and at the London School of Economics. He lives in Vienna with his wife and two children.