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Citywire: Augmentum Fintech eyes Europe after £26m raise

Citywire: Augmentum Fintech eyes Europe after £26m raise

This is the first stage in a £150 million share issue programme approved by shareholders last month, with Augmentum looking to target wider European opportunities, which Levene has put at around £450 million. Last year, $40 billion was invested globally in fintech companies across 2,300 deals, according to Augmentum.

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Financial News: ‘Momentum for Augmentum’

Financial News: ‘Momentum for Augmentum’

The Financial News featured Augmentum in their The Fintech Files newsletter: "Listed investment trust Augmentum Fintech has had a busy few weeks. First, it published a promising set of results that revealed an “unrealised annualised IRR” of 28% on its seed portfolio...

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LSE Report: Fintech comes of age

LSE Report: Fintech comes of age

The London Stock Exchange's 'Fintech Comes of Age' report explored their research on the growth and maturity of UK fintech. "London has become a global hub for fintech. It is the ideal listing destination for fast-growing companies to increase visibility with...

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Augmentum are proud to be Innovate Finance members

Augmentum are proud to be Innovate Finance members

We are delighted to announce that Augmentum Fintech are the first investor members of Innovate Finance. Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and...

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Augmentum Fintech: A year in review

Augmentum Fintech: A year in review

Our core mission at Augmentum has always been to support game-changing businesses disrupting the finance landscape. This time a year ago we decided to practice what we preach, through launching the UK's first publicly-listed fintech fund. Today we are reflecting on...

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Augmentum Fintech Capital Markets Day 2019

Augmentum Fintech Capital Markets Day 2019

On Tuesday 5th March we held our first Capital Markets Day in the heart of London at The Brewery, welcoming investors and analysts from across the country (and indeed beyond) to learn more about Augmentum Fintech's portfolio companies. We were delighted to have...

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Augmentum Fintech Plc Pedal to the Metal

Augmentum Fintech Plc Pedal to the Metal

Richland Standard say Augmentum Fintech are "Pedal to the Metal" in this article from earlier today:   "Looking further at additional technical indicators we can see that the 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) for Augmentum Fintech Plc (AUGM.L) is sitting at...

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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 Investor at Augmentum. She previously worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants and at HR analytics startup Bunch, after studying Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Ellen has a particular interest in emerging technologies such as the digital asset economy and alternative payment methods.

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 Investor 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, runs ‘The European Tech Club’ on Clubhouse and volunteers with 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.

Reginald de Wasseige

Reginald (Reggie) is an Investor at Augmentum Fintech. Reggie started his career in private equity in Belgium (his home country), at Cobepa, and went on to explore entrepreneurship through founding a software company focusing on document security for large organisations. Off the back of both experiences, VC was a natural evolution and Reggie joined ABN AMRO Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Dutch bank, and relocated to Amsterdam. This first VC position introduced him to the world of fintech and was also the start of his international adventure.

Learn more about Reggie in his “Meet the team” feature here

Fareedah Daranijo

Fareedah is Augmentum’s Digital Marketing & Operations Assistant.

Prior to joining Augmentum, Fareedah studied Business and Management at university and conducted various placements across sales, marketing and project management, including with Bosch in Germany.

Outside of work, Fareedah enjoys travelling, learning about different cities and cultures, and volunteering in the local community.