Nicholas Reed

Nik is the head of business and operations for Ravel Law, a legal research and analytics platform that he helped launch while studying at Stanford Law School


Prior to Ravel, Nik worked in management consulting at Accenture as part of the corporate strategy team where he focused on international mergers and acquisitions.

Nik studied international relations and political economy as an undergraduate at Stanford, with a focus on the Middle East and the European Union. He then attended Hautes Etudes Commerciales Paris, where he received a Diplôme de Grande Ecole (MSc in Management) and continued to study political economy, this time focused on the EU and transatlantic relations. Nik also has a JD from Stanford Law School.

Nik started his career at Merrill Lynch during the late 1990s internet bubble, as an intern for Henry Blodget. At Merrill, he learned first-hand about valuing internet companies and the perils of over valuation in exuberant markets. After graduating from HEC, Nik joined Accenture’s Corporate Strategy team to focus on M&A, working on deals between large international conglomerates as well as deals that involved the acquisition and integration of fast growing internet start-ups in Silicon Valley.

When not focused on business, Nik believes strongly in helping the international community and in community service more broadly. While at Stanford, Nik worked on the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, writing legal textbooks for students in Afghanistan, and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, helping Iraqi refugees apply for asylum in the United States. Nik has also volunteered on Presidential campaigns, worked at a think-tank dedicated to furthering transatlantic ties, and most recently has a hand in drafting legislation that would create incentives to help urban agriculture thrive in his home-state of California.