Nico Simko

Co-founder & CEO at Clair

Nico founded the company in 2019, alongside two long-term friends, Erich and Alex. The three of them share a vision that the future of retail banking is to harness new data to better understand end customers. Nico’s relentless enthusiasm is what is turning this vision into a reality.

Nico is originally from Switzerland and Argentina, and is a third-generation entrepreneur. Previously at J.P. Morgan, Nico led the M&A due diligence process on a broad range of payments companies for the firm’s Wholesale Payments division. He managed M&A, investment and partnerships due diligence on 10+ payments FinTechs with a combined valuation of >$25bn.

Nico holds a B.A in Economics from Harvard University.



  • Co-founder & CEO

    Current role