Zopa

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Founded in 2005, Zopa built the first peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company to give people access to simpler, better-value loans and investments. 

In 2017 Zopa launched their Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) and in 2018 they were granted their full UK banking licence. New products include a fixed term savings product protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), a credit card and a money management app.

Zopa has won multiple awards including ‘Most Trusted P2P Platform for Borrowers and Investors’ (2016, 2017, 2018) at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards, ‘Best Personal Loan Provider’ (2017, 2018, 2019) and ‘Best Alternative Finance Provider’ (2017, 2018) at the British Bank Awards and ‘Personal Loan Provider of the Year’ (2019) at the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards.

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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.

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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 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.

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