Accessibility

Augmentum Fintech plc (“the Company”), who operates the Company’s website, seek to make the website as accessible as possible and have built the website with the following in mind:

  • the web pages are designed to be viewed on a wide range of screen resolutions;
  • you can vary the text size by using your browser’s text resize option (usually View > Text size);
  • all images have been given descriptive alternative text tags;
  • we have used text and background colour combinations that are sufficient in contrast;
  • the page structure is easy to navigate by using a clear and user-friendly menu that is visible on each page of the site and uses HTML headings;
  • Cascading Style Sheets control the presentation of pages and we have used properly structured markup for content. If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read;
  • the use of JavaScript has been kept to a minimum. Where it is used then all pages are still accessible should JavaScript be turned off;
  • all forms and fields follow a logical tab sequence to ensure easy navigation; and
  • a sitemap is available to provide information about the layout of the website.

We believe that this website meets the requirements of the level 1 and 2 criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WCAG WAI) 2.0 guidelines. We strive to meet level 3 whenever possible and we adhere to the accepted standards for accessibility and usability whenever we can, although it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website, especially where guidelines are still evolving. We continue to review our solutions in line with updates to accepted accessibility guidelines and standards.

If you find a part of our site that is difficult to use please contact us so that we can continue to improve our overall accessibility. Alternatively, the following tips may be useful:
The text is too small for me to read – how can I change it?
If you are using a desktop PC, then follow these simple instructions:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Go to View in your browser and select Zoom, select Zoom Text Only, then select Zoom In.
  • Internet Explorer: Go to View in your browser and then select Text Size and select the size you require from the drop down list.
  • Google Chrome: Go to Options (denoted by three horizontal lines in the top right of the browser) and select Zoom and the percentage you require.

If you are using an Apple Mac, then follow these simple instructions:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Go to the View menu, Text size and select Increase/decrease text size.
  • Internet Explorer: Go to the View menu and select Text zoom (or Text size). You can increase or decrease your font size by clicking on larger and smaller or by using the percentage range given.
  • Safari: Go to the View menu and select Zoom in.

To reset your zoom setting most browsers accept the Ctrl + 0 command.
The mouse is difficult to use – how can I get around the website?
You can navigate your way to selected areas of our site using your keyboard. You can use the arrow keys to help you with scrolling up and down a page. You can also move up and down pages by using the Page Up and Page Down keys. Using the Home and End keys will take you to the top and bottom of pages, respectively. You may also use the Tab key to jump between links on a page.
I cannot download or view certain documents/resources from the website – how can I get them?
Some documents require specific programs installed on your computer in order to view them. For example .pdf documents require the Adobe Reader program which you can download from www.adobe.com.

If you are unable to open or view documents using the following files types then you may require Microsoft Office products or an update to your software package:

  • .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • .xslx (Microsoft Excel)
  • .pptx (Microsoft Powerpoint)

The Microsoft Office suite or individual readers are available to purchase from here: office.microsoft.com.
Which web browsers are best for viewing the website?
This website is designed to function on the most up to date version of the following desktop browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11.0+
  • Safari

To check if you are running the latest browser version please visit www.browsehappy.com.
Useful links
To learn more about web accessibility visit:

Rahil Patel

Rahil is an Analyst at Augmentum. He joined the fund full-time following a Summer internship in 2018.

Prior to Augmentum, Rahil studied Geography at Durham University and has previously worked with Mayfair Insurance Company and Sipsmith Gin.

When he is not curating the office Alexa playlist, Rahil tries to keep up with his passion for DJing that began at university.

Learn more about Rahil in this blog post.

Georgie Hazell

Georgie heads up engagement at Augmentum, which involves supporting portfolio companies, engaging with investors and the wider fintech ecosystem (including marketing and events), and supporting the team internally.

Georgie has worked in a number of startups across people, strategy and growth leadership positions. Following her MBA and a consultancy project with Crowdcube, Georgie moved into venture capital.

Passionate about diversity and inclusion, particularly in VC and entrepreneurship, Georgie founded women in tech network Elevate, led on UK expansion for Her Campus Media, volunteers with Diversity VC and mentored with The Girls Network.

Ellen Logan

Ellen is an Investment Associate at Augmentum. She previously worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants and at HR analytics startup Bunch. Ellen studied Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Outside of the office she spends her time practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen and exploring the art galleries of London.

Learn more about Ellen in her ‘Meet the Team’ blog here

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Sofia Wiecko

Sofia oversees the financial and administrative operations at Augmentum and has over 15 years’ experience in financial accounting.

Believing in giving back to the community, Sofia is active in a number of local charities.

Hayley Manning

Hayley is Augmentum’s Office Manager and PA. Prior to working at Augmentum, Hayley worked at law firm Stephenson Harwood.

Nigel Szembel

Nigel leads Public Relations and Investor Relations at Augmentum. Nigel has had an international career in corporate affairs, communications and investor relations which, over 30 years, has included responsibility for UK, regional (EMEA and Latin America) and global functions; covering high-profile public companies, private companies, prominent individuals and public bodies, primarily in the financial services sector but also taking in consumer/fashion, planning policy, arts and the environment.

Akash Bajwa

Akash is an Investment Analyst at Augmentum Fintech. Prior to joining Augmentum, Akash worked at the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, Barclays Ventures and Deloitte. Akash studied Accounting and Finance at Cass Business School.

Outside of work, Akash enjoys writing a blog on trends in technology and venture capital and volunteering for networks that support more investment in impact-driven companies in the private markets. Akash always looks forward to reading great books and playing tennis with friends as a way to unwind.

 

Learn more about Akash in his ‘Meet the Team’ blog here.