FinTech Investor Office Hours Week

Date: 08 February 2021 - 12 February 2021

Location: Virtual


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FinTech Investor Office Hours

8 – 12 February 2021

Innovate Finance and over 15 VC and CVCs have come together to take part in the FinTech Investor Office Hours Week, running from 8 – 12 February.

These one-to-one, 30-minute video meetings offer an opportunity to extend your network, ask for outside advice, mention an upcoming funding round, or anything else that may be useful and relevant to you.

Some important things to note:

  • Office Hours are open to Innovate Finance FinTech members.
  • Please select your top 3 investor meetings.
  • We will then endeavour to confirm two meetings of your choice.
  • Meeting availability with any investor is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Please read the investor bios to learn more on each investor.
  • If you need to cancel a meeting, please let us know ASAP. This will allow someone else to utilise the time.
  • For any other questions please email

Please select your first, second and third choices for Office Hours meetings, we will then do the work behind the scenes and send you a meeting invite to virtually meet with FinTech Investors.

Please note this is open in Innovate Finance members only.


The Investors

Augmentum Fintech

Invests in Series A to B

Augmentum invests in fast growing FinTech businesses that are disrupting the financial services sector. Augmentum is the UK’s only publicly listed investment company focusing on the FinTech sector in the UK and wider Europe, having launched on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2018, giving businesses access to patient capital and support, unrestricted by conventional fund timelines and giving public markets investors access to a largely privately held investment sector during its main period of growth. Their portfolio of 19 FinTech companies includes Tide, interactive investor, iwoca, Onfido, Monese and Farewill.

Barclays Principal Investments

Barclays Principal Investments partners with all of Barclays’ Business Units to originate, structure and execute Strategic Equity Investments for and on behalf of the Group, with a view to maximizing the value of transactions (strategic and economic) over the lifetime of the investment.


Invests in Seed to Series A

Breega is a founder-friendly VC with 250 M€ under management investing in promising European high tech start-ups at Seed/Series A stage. Breega provides more than just capital. Built by founders for founders, Breega supports its portfolio companies through each phase of their development, providing them with free-of-charge operational expertise (HR, BD, marketing & legal) and international opportunities.


Citi Ventures

Invests in Series A to C

Citi Ventures harnesses the power of Citi to help people, businesses, and communities thrive in a world of technological change. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, Citi Ventures accelerates discovery of new sources of value by exploring, incubating, and investing in new ideas, in partnership with Citi colleagues, clients, and the innovation ecosystem.


Element Ventures

Invests in Series A to B

Element Ventures is a London-based B2B fintech fund investing in four verticals: capital market, asset/wealth management, insurtech, and SME finance. The fund focuses on Series A and B rounds, typically as the lead or co-lead.


MMC Ventures

Invests in Pre-Seed to Series A

MMC is focused on early stage fintech – Pre Seed to Series A – with a growing portfolio that covers insurtech, consumer fintech, capital markets and a range of businesses selling into the financial services industry. We have been investing in the UK for 20 years and launched two new funds last year (one seed, one late stage) to invest alongside our evergreen Series A fund.



Invests in Series A to B

Northzone is a leading venture capital fund with a perspective shaped by lives as entrepreneurs. Established in 1996, they have raised over €1.5 billion in funds and partnered with the founders of Spotify, Avito, iZettle, Klarna and hundreds of others to build category-defining businesses. They partner with founders at Seed, Series A and Series B stages, across Europe and the US.


Outward VC

Invests in Pre-Seed to Series A

Outward VC makes investments in fintechs at an early stage (pre-Series A funding rounds of £1.5 – £5m) with a strategy of following on into Series A and B rounds. Investing in the full range of fintech, Outward’s investment focus also extends to enterprise technology used in financial services. The fund closely supports its portfolio companies post-investment to quickly achieve scale.



Partech is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. We bring together capital, operational experience and strategic support for entrepreneurs at seed, venture and growth stages across multiple continents, with €1.5B investment capacity. Investments range from €200K to €50M in a wide range of technologies and businesses for enterprises and consumers, from software, digital brands and services, to hardware and deep tech across all major industries.


PayPal Ventures

Invests in Series A to C

PayPal Ventures is a global, corporate venture capital group delivering strategic and financial value to PayPal by investing in best-in-class financial services, commerce enablement, and data & infrastructure companies. We believe we’re uniquely positioned to help develop and grow financial technology startups and early-stage companies. Our investments reinforce our commitment to leading the financial technology industry and supporting entrepreneurship. We have invested in more than 20 companies globally to date and continue to engage with the start-up ecosystem to make new investments.

Schroders Cobalt

At Schroders we believe that collaboration is key to solving industry challenges. Cobalt, the Schroders start-up in residence programme is designed to bring innovative and relevant startups into the Schroders environment, to work alongside our teams and develop and iterate their propositions. A start-up’s residency will run for up to 12 months and the structure of the programme will be tailored to each company’s individual requirements.


Visa Ventures

Visa Ventures is the corporate venture investment function of Visa, Inc. With a global focus, the team engages with innovative payments, FinTech, and technology companies and seeks to identify and invest in the most attractive opportunities that give Visa early access to innovative technologies and emerging


Unfortunately – Registration for this edition of our FinTech Investor Office Hours is now closed. Please leave your details below to be given priority access for the next week.