Motive Partners, an investment firm focused exclusively on fintech companies, has officially launched and is seeking to invest, operate and innovate across the financial technology ecosystem.
The firm, which now has offices in London and New York City, stated it was launched to address the opportunities in fintech through its integrated platform. As part of the launch, Motive Partners is currently seeking funds and recently filed a Form D with the SEC. Sharing more details about the firm, Rob Heyvaert, a Managing Partner at Motive Partners, explained:
“We believe that financial services is in the middle of a perfect storm of change, driving towards a better customer experience, frictionless technology integration, new standards and most of all a ‘democratization of access’ to financial services around the world. These transformational forces will persistently present meaningful investment opportunities to sector specialists. Given the experience and knowledge of the team here at Motive Partners, we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity in the market, with a clear focus on helping to solve the financial technology issues the sector faces. This is the start of a very exciting journey for a firm that is going to help shape the future of financial technology. Our team of investors, operators and innovators, represents a best in class proposition.”
Stephen C. Daffron, a Managing Partner at Motive Partners, also revealed:
“Through our extensive network in the financial services industry, we intend to support growth companies that are powering a new era of technology driven services and infrastructure for this transforming industry. Acting as a bridge between innovators and incumbents, Motive Partners offers the scale, expertise and regulatory understanding necessary to successfully promote the next generation of financial technology.”
The firm’s first investment, which is currently undisclosed, is reportedly in LMRKTS. Lucio Biase, CEO at LMRKTS, commented:
“We were fortunate to secure this investment from Motive Partners to anchor our Series A financing. Motive Partners and their founding partners have a diversified, unique perspective and strong track record in the FinTech space globally, having been on all sides of the FinTech equation for a very long time.”
“LMRKTS is a market changing proposition, has a talented leadership team and an ambition to shape the future of the financial technology world. We are very excited about this unique opportunity to partner with them. We know Lucio and the management team very well and have been monitoring the progression of LMRKTS over the past year. We look forward to working with the team and helping the business to succeed.”