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Nick Shalek is an investor at Ribbit Capital, a venture fund focused on changing the world of finance. Ribbit invests in disruptive companies focused on lending, personal finance, SMB financial software, and Bitcoin. Prior to Ribbit, Nick served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Aspire Public Schools, where he incubated Schoolzilla, a cloud-based teacher and student data management service. Earlier in his career, Nick worked at Yale Investments, taking part in over $800 million in new investment commitments across a diversity of asset classes, including U.S. public equities, venture capital, and natural resources. Nick was also elected to New Haven Board of Alderman, where he focused his efforts on the city’s economic development and education policy. Nick earned a BA in Economics and Political Science at Yale University, as well as an MBA and MA in Education at Stanford University. While at Stanford, Nick worked with Facebook on initiatives around its virtual currency, Facebook Credits.