Denis Nikolaev

Head of EdTech investments


Denis Nikolaev is the Head of EdTech Investments for Prosus, where his team identifies and invests in innovative global companies that are disrupting the future of education across K-12, higher and professional education, and workforce training. The Prosus EdTech team has invested over US$3.5 billion in a portfolio of twelve companies globally, including Udemy, Emeritus, Brainly, Stack Overflow, among others. Prior to his time at Prosus, Denis worked as an investment banker at Citigroup in London, where he helped establish the Internet investment banking team. Denis earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.