The Daily Telegraph’s Questor picked Augmentum as the investment trust tip of 2019…

“Questor’s investment trust pick of the year, which we name today, aims to buy assets with the potential for “exponential growth”. Those assets are stakes in “disruptive” start-up companies that have found new ways to offer financial services to consumers and business customers. Such firms are sometimes described as “fintech” companies and the investment trust that focuses on finding the best of them is called Augmentum Fintech.

The management team has decades of experience in private equity and as a result possesses the extensive networks of contacts crucial to getting access to the right potential investments. It’s not just a question of access to opportunities, however; it’s vital to be discriminating about which ones you actually invest in. The Augmentum team’s record suggests that they are just that. Over the investment period of the precursor portfolio, more than 1,100 leads were whittled down to only seven investments.

“Given the depth of opportunities for fintech business, the team can be selective in its investments, isolating only those that have the greatest potential to generate multiples of invested capital” said Peel Hunt, which is Augmentum Fintech’s broker

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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 Associate at Augmentum. Prior to joining Augmentum, Ellen was an Associate Consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants and worked at people analytics startup Bunch in Berlin. Ellen studied Economics at Edinburgh University.