FinTech Investor Office Hours

Date: 12 October 2020 - 16 October 2020

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Video meeting links

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FinTech Investor Office Hours

12 – 16 October 2020

Innovate Finance and over 15 VC and CVCs have come together to take part in the FinTech Investor Office Hours Week, running from 12 -16 October.

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 members@innovatefinance.com.

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, if you are a member, please contact us for the password to register for the event.

The Investors

Accel

Accel is a global venture capital firm that partners with exceptional founders with unique insights, from inception through all phases of private company growth. Arista, Atlassian, Braintree, Celonis, CrowdStrike, Deliveroo, DJI, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Freshworks, Jet, Kayak, Lynda.com, Qualtrics, Rovio, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Tenable, UiPath, and Venmo are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 35+ years. The firm seeks to understand entrepreneurs as individuals, appreciate their originality and play to their strengths. Because greatness doesn’t have a stereotype.

AlbionVC

Invests in Series A

AlbionVC invests in UK based companies at late seed to Series A within B2B software, deeptech, digital health (B2B software is where FinTech sits). FinTech portfolio includes Concirrus, Credit Kudos, Elliptic, Quantexa among others.

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.

BlackFin Tech

Invests in Seed to Series B

BlackFin is a Paris-based investment firm specialized in financial services. Initially focused on PE Buyout strategy, the company has recently launched its first VC vehicle focused solely on fintech & insurtech opportunities. We invest out of a €180m fund, targeting opportunities from Seed to Series B with tickets from €2M to €12/14M.

Breega

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, biz dev, 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.

Kinnevik

Invests in Growth

Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to make people’s lives better by providing more and better choice. In partnership with talented founders and management teams we build challenger businesses that use disruptive technology to address material, everyday consumer needs. As active owners, we believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Europe, with a focus on the Nordics, the US, and selectively in other markets. 

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. 

Mouro Capital

Mouro Capital is a venture capital firm with $400M assets under management that targets early to growth FinTech investment opportunities across Europe,  North America and Latin America. 

Northzone

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.

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.

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