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Augmentum Fintech launches TeenVC

Augmentum Fintech launches TeenVC

We are delighted to announce the launch of TeenVC, powered by Augmentum Fintech, a free digital education platform where teenagers can learn about Venture Capital (VC) and entrepreneurship.

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Augmentum Capital Markets Day 2020

Augmentum Capital Markets Day 2020

Yesterday we hosted the annual Augmentum Capital Markets Day at Plaisterers' Hall in the City of London. The audience of institutional investors heard about Augmentum's investment strategy and progress, along with the latest developments from across our portfolio from...

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Playing the long game: An interview with Tim Levene

Playing the long game: An interview with Tim Levene

Soldo's Martino Tramontin recently interviewed Augmentum CEO Tim Levene. They discussed evolving consumer behaviour in fintech, the Augmentum portfolio, the future of fintech and what being publicly listed means in practice for Augmentum.Read the article here

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FT: “interactive investor to acquire Share Centre”

FT: “interactive investor to acquire Share Centre”

Financial Times published this article about Augmentum portfolio company interactive investor, on 18th February: "interactive investor to acquire Share Centre... Tie-up would see the UK’s second-largest investment platform manage £36bn of assets".   Read the...

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Innovate Finance 2019 Investment Landscape Report

Innovate Finance 2019 Investment Landscape Report

Innovate Finance have published their 2019 Fintech Investment Landscape report, which highlights the UK's position as a European and global leader. The report explores the latest investment trends and top deals, European and global rankings, and much more. We were...

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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 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.