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Meet the Team: Sarah Angeloz

Meet the Team: Sarah Angeloz

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Angeloz to our team, as our Portfolio Analyst. Learn which Augmentum portfolio company Sarah has (coincidentally) worked with in the past and what she finds most interesting about the fintech ecosystem in our latest ‘Meet the Team’ feature.

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Zopa raises £220 million in their latest funding round

Zopa raises £220 million in their latest funding round

We are pleased to be further supporting Jaidev Janardana and the Zopa team with a £10m investment as part of their £220m round, led by SoftBank. The funding will further support their plan to help even more UK consumers improve their financial health and access great borrowing and saving products.

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DueDil and Artesian announce strategic partnership

DueDil and Artesian announce strategic partnership

DueDil announce a new Strategic Partnership with Artesian Solutions, bringing together two of the UK’s leading FinTechs to transform the ability of the UK FSI Sector to find the right customers, onboard them quicker and keep them for life.

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Monese enter new partnership with Investec

Monese enter new partnership with Investec

Monese and Investec have established a partnership to launch a digital current account in Britain. Investec will adopt Monese’s technology, offering digital banking to its existing wealthy customers before the launch of business accounts.

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New investment in Anyfin

New investment in Anyfin

We are pleased to have invested in Anyfin in their Series B round.  Anyfin leverages technology to allow credit-worthy consumers the opportunity to improve their financial wellbeing by consolidating and refinancing existing credit agreements with improved interest rates, as well as offering smart budgeting tools.

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Grover reaches €100 million in Annual Recurring Revenue

Grover reaches €100 million in Annual Recurring Revenue

Congratulations to Grover for reaching €100 million in Annual Recurring Revenue. An amazing achievement from the Grover team! A big win for the circular economy as more people embrace a more sustainable way to use technology through flexible access. Read more here.

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Wayhome launch Gradual Homeownership

Wayhome launch Gradual Homeownership

Wayhome has officially launched their ‘Gradual Homeownership’ model which aims to help aspiring homeowners who are unable to obtain a traditional mortgage to buy a home get on the housing ladder

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Augmentum Fintech strengthens partnership with Tikehau Capital

Augmentum Fintech strengthens partnership with Tikehau Capital

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the global alternative asset management group, Tikehau Capital, who have €29.4 billion of assets under management (as of 31 March 2021) plus developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multi-asset and special opportunities strategies.

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Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event

Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event

In May we hosted our first Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event in partnership with OutwardVC. We heard from seven brilliant early stage fintech Founders from across Europe during our live pitch event.

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AIC: Tim Levene on fintech and value rotation

AIC: Tim Levene on fintech and value rotation

“As the economy improves we expect fintechs to continue to grow the market shares they have won over the last 18 months…we are seeing an increase in investor appetite for fintech and we believe this trend will continue”, says Tim Levene.

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The Economist Report: How fintech will eat into banks’ business

The Economist Report: How fintech will eat into banks’ business

“Bankers, once kings of capital, may be dethroned by payment platforms”.

The Economist explores the shifting balance of power through looking at the significance of data and other ways in which tech companies are reverse-engineering banking in this “Banks vs big tech” special report.

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Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event

Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event

We are pleased to announce our first Female Fintech Founders Pitch Event in partnership with Outward VC, happening on 20th May. Hear six early stage Founders pitch live and answer your questions in a Q&A.

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Portfolio Exit: Dext

Portfolio Exit: Dext

Congratulations to Dext on their new investment round, with Hg.

We first invested in the digital bookkeeping platform (then called Receipt Bank) in their Series C round back in January last year.

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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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Meet the Investor: Martyn Holman

Meet the Investor: Martyn Holman

In our latest ‘Meet the Investor’ feature, we speak to Augmentum Partner Martyn Holman. Learn about Martyn’s route into VC, his view on the most underrated skill for working in the industry and the learnings he’s taken from his passion for long-distance running.

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Technology Stocks for the New ‘Normal’

Technology Stocks for the New ‘Normal’

“A trading update for the six months to 30 September 2020 highlights just why the offer is worth taking up. Augmentum’s diversified portfolio of 18 private fintech companies offer innovative technologies, asset-light business models and have adapted well to the new ‘normal’. Many are performing incredibly well.”

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Master Investor: Fintech investing in the age of COVID-19

Master Investor: Fintech investing in the age of COVID-19

In our latest piece for our Master Investor fintech investing column, Martyn Holman looks at the reaction of venture capital in the wake of COVID-19, in particular those investing in the fintech industry, and explores the longer-term possibilities for the space.

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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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