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Fintech Investment. Why Now? – London
October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
We are delighted to invite you to an exclusive event with two of the leading figures in the UK’s fintech landscape; Tim Levene, Founder and CEO of venture capital fund Augmentum Fintech plc, and Jeff Lynn, Founder and Executive Chairman of leading European investment platform Seedrs.
Aimed at both avid and new investors in the sector, Tim and Jeff will discuss why fintech presents such an attractive investment opportunity, ‘red flags’ to look out for when making investment decisions and trends they are currently seeing across the industry.
Augmentum Fintech plc
Augmentum Fintech is the UK’s only publicly listed fintech fund, investing in talented, dynamic fintech founders across Europe at series A and later. Their current portfolio includes Seedrs, Tide, iwoca, Zopa, Habito, Farewill and interactive investor.
Tim is an experienced entrepreneur, having co-founded juice bar business Crussh and betting exchange Flutter.com, the latter of which became one of the highest profile internet businesses in the UK after it merged with Betfair.com in 2001. Tim served as Commercial Director of Betfair in the subsequent years. In 2010, Tim Co-Founded Augmentum Capital with the backing of RIT Capital and Lord Rothschild and in 2018, Tim and Co-Founder Richard Matthews successfully launched Augmentum Fintech on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
Seedrs is a leading European investment platform that allows all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. To date, it has funded 870 deals and has had over £670 million invested on the platform. Seedrs is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Jeff Co-Founded Seedrs in 2009. He began his career as a corporate lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and London, and he serves as a Non-Executive Director of Companies House. He has been named one of the “Top 10 Coolest People in UK Tech” by Business Insider and one of the “Most Influential Men in Britain” by GQ.