Nicholas Martel


Major & School:
Finance at
University of San Diego

Start Date:
January 2019


Highly motivated and with an immense appetite for self-development, Nick instantly became deeply involved in the University Growth Fund, taking every opportunity to learn about deal analysis and the due diligence process. While in the program, he worked on 14 deals across a broad range of industries including EdTech, business and consumer SaaS, and DTC products to name a few. Of these deals, 2 were successfully invested in. Nick’s desire to learn and dedication to teamwork allowed him to progress from Analyst to Senior Associate where he led a deal and value-add project, assisting members through the due diligence process and ensuring deadlines were met.

Prior to UGF, Nick served his country working as a Navy Diver for 6 years. This experience instilled a high level of self-accountability, attention to detail, and ability to work well in teams under immense pressure.

Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.



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