Tagged: eileen burbidge

Women Became the Story in 2017

As Oprah Winfrey put it during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on January 7th, 2018. The reverberations of her words have re-ignited, for anyone who thought it was a just a trend, the importance of #metoo, the industry-agnostic movement. Actually, it is all-encompassing… Read More

UK Fintech Envoy Eileen Burbidge’s Credit Card Stolen but Monzo Has Her Back

The UK’s Fintech Ambassador Eileen Burbidge encountered an unfortunate situation that too many people have endured (including yours truly). Burbidge had her credit card number ripped off and bogus transactions started to show up on her card. Burbidge eloquently shared the theft via twitter calling… Read More

UK Government Trip to India Looks to Strengthen Fintech Relationships in a Post Brexit World

As the UK moves forward with the separation from Europe, government officials are looking beyond Europe to improve bilateral relationships to improve trade and other areas. As Fintech is an emerging industry that is vital to the future of Great Britain, it simply makes sense… Read More

Finance Disrupted: Is London’s Fintech Crown Debatable?

The State of Fintech in the United Kingdom. Observers in London see a paradox at the heart of today’s financial technology sector. If Fintech is all about playing the cutting edge and disrupting the mainstream, how come so many Fintech players and commentators obsess so… Read More

London Fintech Week Opens Next Week as UK Fintech Investment Slows

The annual London Fintech Week will open on Monday with Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business, kicking off the event. London is well recognized as perhaps the leading Fintech hub in the world so it is interesting to note the gathering takes place as Fintech… Read More

Mondo Bank Raises £1 Million in 96 Seconds. Sets Equity Crowdfunding Record

If you were able to purchase shares of Mondo Bank on Crowdcube – Congratulations.  But if you blinked and did not register at exactly 1PM GMT sorry.  You are out of luck. Mondo Bank raised £1 million from investors in just 96 seconds. This is… Read More

Challenger Bank Mondo Raising £6 Million. Shares Offered on Crowdcube

Mondo, a UK based challenger bank, is raising £6 million to help fund it’s mobile-first vision of the future of banking. Mondo has already received commitments from leading venture capitalists including Eileen Burbidge’s Passion Capital, but as part of the funding round Mondo will be… Read More

London Fintech Boom: “The UK Has a World Leading Fintech Footprint”

London & Partners, a non-profit entity funded by the Mayor of London, is pounding the table on the growth of Fintech in London. The promotional company states that the capital’s booming Fintech sector is being driven by “record levels of investment and the rapid adoption of… Read More

Funding Circle Plans London-listed Fund, Aims to Raise £150 Million

British peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle announced its plan to raise £150 million ($229 million) through the launch of a new London-listed fund that will provide loans to small businesses. Once launched, With its eyes set on listing on the London Stock Exchange, Funding Circle would become the… Read More

Silicon Valley vs London? No Competition, London Fintech Dominates, Says UK Treasury Fintech Envoy Eileen Burbidge

Silicon Valley can’t compete with London in terms of Fintech, says UK Treasury special Fintech envoy Eileen Burbidge: “Wall Street Talent doesn’t come to Silicon Valley.” UK Treasury special Fintech envoy and partner at tech VC Passion Capital, Eileen Burbidge took the stage at Fintech Week and discussed… Read More

Incubators: London vs. Silicon Valley? London’s Fintech Community Overwhelmingly Votes for Their Own

London’s fintech (financial technology) community is making waves, according to an article in Startups. Three-quarters of the fintech community there believe that London is a better incubator than global tech hubs like Silicon Valley, according to a recent survey of technology influencers conducted by Seven… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Lendable Raises £2.5 Million in Seed Round

UK based peer to peer lending platform Lendable has raised approximately £2.5 million in a seed round. Lendable states their new platform, only launched at the beginning of 2014, can  deposit funds in your bank account in “minutes” – once a quote is accepted.  The… Read More

London Tech Sector Booms; Over $1 Billion Raised by Tech Firms in 2014

Peer to Peer Lender Funding Circle Leads Claims Largest Deal for 2014. According to a report from London & Partners, tech in London is booming and setting record levels of investment.  So far for 2014 technology firms have captured over $1 billion in aggregate investment…. Read More

Jeff Lynn, Eze Vidra & Eileen Burbidge Explain Why We Are Not in a Tech Bubble

Contradicting famous investor David Einhorn, three well known faces in the investment world gathered to explain why we are currently not in a tech bubble.  Jeff Lynn, CEO of equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, Eze Vidra of Google Campus and VC Eileen Burbidge of Passion Capital… Read More

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