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Meet the Team: Fareedah Daranijo

Meet the Team: Fareedah Daranijo

We are delighted to welcome Fareedah Daranijo to our team, as our Digital Marketing & Operations Assistant. Learn more about her in our latest “Meet the Team” feature.

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Meet the team: Reginald de Wasseige

Meet the team: Reginald de Wasseige

We are delighted to welcome Reginald de Wasseige to our Investment Team. Learn what he finds most exciting about the European fintech scene, his favourite business biographies and how he has found relocating to London during the pandemic in our latest ‘Meet the Team’ feature.

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Funds Insider: Financials have ‘huge upside’

Funds Insider: Financials have ‘huge upside’

David Stevenson explored the case for financials in his latest piece for CityWire’s Funds Insider. “In the same vein I would also thoroughly recommend a specialist investment trust called Augmentum (AUGM), run by Tim Levene, which I have invested in and puts money to work in much earlier stage fintech businesses, many of which are in the UK.”

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Good Money Guide: Investing in Unlisted Fintech Companies

Good Money Guide: Investing in Unlisted Fintech Companies

“Retail investors have embraced this emerging asset class, seeing us as one very effective way of indirectly getting exposure to a diversified set of assets.” Good Money Guide’s Richard Berry spoke to Tim Levene about the ups and downs of investing in fast-growing, unquoted fintech businesses.

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The Kalifa Review of UK Fintech

The Kalifa Review of UK Fintech

The Kalifa Review of UK Fintech was published this morning, setting out a plan for the UK to retain its global leadership in fintech by helping the country’s financial technology firms to scale up, access the talent and finance they need, and deliver better financial services.

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Mayor’s International Business Programme: The Fintech Club – 10th March

Mayor’s International Business Programme: The Fintech Club – 10th March

This special edition of The Fintech Club will cover the outcomes of the UK government’s Independent Strategic Review of UK Fintech, looking at priority areas for industry, policy makers, and regulators to explore to foster innovation, maintain an ecosystem that supports growing firms, and promote the integration of new technologies across financial services.

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Receipt Bank rebrands to Dext

Receipt Bank rebrands to Dext

Receipt Bank rebrands to Dext. Hear all about their new chapter from CEO Adrian Blair and Tim Berners-Lee at their free event on 23rd February.

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2020: A Year in Review

2020: A Year in Review

As we come to the end of an unprecedented year, we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on what has been an exceptionally busy twelve months for our team and portfolio companies.

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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. 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 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.