Nicole Junkermann is a London-based investor, entrepreneur and business mentor. Her investment career began in the sports sector: in 1998, she co-founded Winamax, a football gaming portal; from 2002 to 2011, she was a strategic investor and Vice-Chairman of the sports and media company, Infront; and, in 2007, she founded United in Sports, the world’s first private equity fund focusing on sports. Since 2011, however, she has returned to her roots in digital innovation and experimental technology – areas like robotics, genomics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence – and media rights, generally. Her principal investment vehicle is today NJF Capital Ltd, which currently has over 30 companies in its portfolio. In addition, she has interests in real estate and private equity; is a longstanding board member and shareholder of China’s third largest sports retailer, Really Sports, and is a member of the European advisory board of the private equity firm, Trilantic Capital Partners.