We’re hosting Office Hours! Register your interest for a 30 minute meeting about your business with one of team in our London office. We’re happy to act as a sounding board, giving advice on some of the key challenges you may be facing, including access to capital. As ex-entrepreneurs ourselves, we are well aware of the value of an outside, fresh perspective, and we’re keen to speak to dynamic and talented Founders to support the ever-growing fintech industry.

Why are we doing this?
We live and breathe fintech and are passionate about supporting the industry across Europe. We invest in fast-growing, exceptional fintech businesses and are launching office hours as a way of further supporting talented and dynamic fintech Founders.

Who is this for?
If you are truly trying to disrupt the financial services space then we’d love to meet with you.

Although we invest in series A and beyond, Office Hours is a great opportunity to get to know companies that are at the early stages of their journey and share our experiences of how to avoid some of the potential pitfalls ahead and help accelerate growth.

We’re passionate about promoting diversity in the fintech space and would like to encourage fintech business leaders of all backgrounds to register.

The team
Our team has a wealth of entrepreneurial and fintech investment experience – find out more HERE. Office Hours will involve a 30 minute 1:1 session with a member of our team.

How to register
Please register your interest now through the link below. Spaces for our first Office Hours (Thursday 22nd November 2018) are limited and we will email to confirm whether you have a slot as soon as we can.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Applications are now closed – follow us on social media to hear about future opportunities.

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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, after studying Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Ellen has a particular interest in emerging technologies such as the digital asset economy and alternative payment methods.

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.