Nicole Pereira-Gurnell

Nicole Pereira-Gurnell

Head of Community

With close to 10 years of product, event, and team management under her belt, Nicole is used to wearing multiple hats, and cool ones at that. She has gained a deep understanding of what makes tech communities thrive and events rock. 

A fierce believer that everyone has something to bring to the table, Nicole revels in connecting people and discovering their stories. In her role as Head of Community as part of the Platform+ team, she fosters knowledge sharing and meaningful exchange between the founders within the Speedinvest portfolio and beyond.

Prior to joining the Speedinvest family, Nicole was part of the Skills Matter management team in London. While there, she worked hand-in-hand with the tech community and led a talented team to curate their vast catalog of events and content products spanning 14+ specialist technology interest areas. 

She cultivated connections with over 800 experts and encouraged a community-driven strategy that ensured relevant content and a collaborative environment for 160,000 community members. She also spearheaded the launch of several key event brands and the company’s expansion into the US.

Before delving into the heart of the tech scene, Nicole was in her home city of Singapore, managing the Corporate Access desk for the Southeast Asian region for two international financial institutions where she brought together hundreds of corporate companies and institutional investors. 

Outside of work, you’ll either find her catching rays on the beach with a copy of Harry Potter or enjoying a good cocktail and some dim sum with her favorite humans.

“When you learn from one another, that’s where the magic happens.”