History & Mission

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.

More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as a single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, and business opportunity and investment capital.

By bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

Celebrating 4 Years of Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance is proud to have turned 4 this year. It continues to be a truly impressive journey as we see FinTech evolving and maturing as a sector in its own right and as financial services become ever more innovative. We are proud to continue our work on behalf of our members and want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring the UK FinTech ecosystem remains world-leading and a great place for business, investment and talent.

We’ve put together an anniversary snapshot. So take a look at what our members had to say and all the highlights over the last 4 years. 

Our numbers

250

Members

18

Industry Verticals

1:5

Financial Institutions to FinTech startups

20

Team Members

Industry numbers

$14.24bn

Global VC Fintech investment 2017

33%

Average Fintech adoption globally in 2017

$1.8bn

UK VC Fintech investment 2017

76,000

UK Fintech workforce 2017

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