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Tide and Monese named in LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 UK Startups’

Investment Week wrote about Augmentum portfolio company interactive investor‘s acquisition of Alliance Trust Savings (ATS):

“The completion of the acquisition, which was first announced in October 2018 and included the Alliance Trust office building in Dundee, brings together the two largest fixed-price retail investment platforms with combined assets under administration (AUA) of £36bn and some 400,000 customers.

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Citywire: Augmentum Fintech eyes Europe after £26m raise

This is the first stage in a £150 million share issue programme approved by shareholders last month, with Augmentum looking to target wider European opportunities, which Levene has put at around £450 million. Last year, $40 billion was invested globally in fintech companies across 2,300 deals, according to Augmentum.

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interactive investor completes acquisition of Alliance Trust Savings

Investment Week wrote about Augmentum portfolio company interactive investor‘s acquisition of Alliance Trust Savings (ATS):

“The completion of the acquisition, which was first announced in October 2018 and included the Alliance Trust office building in Dundee, brings together the two largest fixed-price retail investment platforms with combined assets under administration (AUA) of £36bn and some 400,000 customers.

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Monese announce free Premium accounts for refugees

In celebration of Refugee Week, Monese were proud to announce an ongoing project to support refugees across the UK.

“We’re committed to giving out our Premium plan to refugees (usually £14.95 a month) for free, for life. The Premium plan waives all transaction fees, granting our customers entirely free current account facilities.

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Financial News: ‘Momentum for Augmentum’

The Financial News featured Augmentum in their The Fintech Files newsletter: "Listed investment trust Augmentum Fintech has had a busy few weeks. First, it published a promising set of results that revealed an “unrealised annualised IRR” of 28% on its seed portfolio...

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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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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.