Investors Chronicle wrote about Augmentum in this article from 12 June:

“Augmentum Fintech(AUGM:111p)a leading venture capital investment group that became the first London Stock Exchange listed fintech fund when it raised £94m, at 100p a share in March 2018, has more than justified its inclusion in my 2019 Bargain Shares Portfolio.

This week’s maiden annual results revealed that Augmentum’s investment portfolio was valued at £77.6m, including valuation gains of £12.2m, and the company will have substantially fully deployed the remaining £25m of available cash by mid-2019. The seed portfolio has produced an eye-catching 28 per cent internal rate of return since launch, buoyed by hefty gains on its two largest holdings: Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer consumer lending platform; and interactive investor (ii), a leading UK investment platform offering analysis, tools and expert ideas to help investors make better informed investment decisions.

With deal flow robust – the company’s investment managers made nine new investments out of the 675 opportunities reviewed and the current pipeline is worth £450m – then the directors will seek shareholder authority to issue new shares at the general meeting on Monday 1 July. Investor demand is likely to be robust. Buy.


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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.