Farewill Co-founder Dan Garrett explains how he went about raising their Series A round in January 2019.

“We raised £7.5m from a combination of existing investors and new angels and funds. Augmentum Fintech lead the round — with Tim Levene joining our board. Tim’s energy and experience is quite unbelievable. Apart from launching Betfair in 75 countries in 150 days, he’s also just funny, kind and a pleasure to be around.”

“It’s tough to put a number on what to raise and it has pros and cons either way. Tim was incredibly straightforward and honest with us. Everyone in Augmentum believes in our market and didn’t want us to raise too little. There’s a massive opportunity in changing the way the world deals with death and we put a good case forward for how we’d use the cash.”

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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.