As an entrepreneur and startup investor, Lawrence has built, scaled and exited businesses across sectors including property, media, finance, marketing and manufacturing. In an operational capacity, Lawrence has led three exits, including a digital creative agency sold to PwC in 2016.
Lawrence co-founded Nest in 2010 and held the position of COO until April 2016 when he became CEO. The group builds platforms to support the entrepreneurial journey, incorporating venture capital, corporate innovation programmes and a members club for the entrepreneurial community, Mettā.
Lawrence was previously a credit trader at J.P.Morgan for over a decade.