Stream I
Stream II
Stream I
Stream II
08:00 - 09:15
Breakfast and Registration
09:15 - 09:30
Welcome Address



Charlotte Crosswell

CEO, Innovate Finance

09:30 - 09:45
Keynote Address

Antony Jenkins

Executive Chairman, 10x Future Technologies

09:45 - 10:30
Successful Stories in Global Growth

What takes a company from a local startup to a global scaleup? This panel will illustrate what is needed to achieve sustainable growth through the experiences of four FinTech companies with significant international footprints.





Iain McDougall

UK Country Manager, Stripe

Jonathan Quin

Founder and CEO, World First

Poppy Gustafsson

CEO, EMEA, Darktrace

Rita Liu

Head of Alipay EMEA




Phillipa Leighton-Jones

Editor, WSJ City

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:00
Keynote: A View from the City of London



William Russell

Sheriff and Alderman of the City of London Corporation

11:00 - 11:45
Attracting Talent. Creating Culture

As companies expand rapidly, what strategies have been successful in attracting the right talent and maintaining an authentic culture each employee buys into?




Danny Aranda

Managing Director, Ripple

Sigridur Sigurdardottir

Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Santander UK

Tom Britton

Co-Founder, Syndicate Room




Abbie Pugh

Head of Culture, Multiple

11:45 - 12:30
The Smartest Capital for Scaling FinTech

Angel networks, crowdfunding, venture capital, private equity or even initial coin offerings – what is the right mix of risk appetite, expertise and investment horizons to smartly scale a FinTech business?





Alston Zecha

Director, FinTech and Enterprise Software, Eight Roads Ventures

Anthony Craufurd

Director, Venture and Startup Engagement, Visa Europe

Graham Olive

Deputy CEO, OakNorth

John Doran

General Partner, TCV

Toby Triebel

CEO Europe, WealthSimple





Simon Toms

Partner, Allen and Overy

12:30 - 12:45
Closing Address



Richard Diffenthal

Partner, Hogan Lovells

12:45 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:20
Panel: New Markets. New Regulators

Global growth in FinTech means new cultures, new customers and new regulations. How have successful global businesses managed engaging multiple supervisors and how are FinTech bridges supporting the ecosystem?




Catherine Wines

Executive Director and Co-Founder, World Remit

Charlene Chen

COO, Bitpesa

Jens Woloszczak

CEO, SpotCap






Emily Reid

Partner, Hogan Lovells

13:45 - 14:30
Panel: Getting Ready – Late Rounds and Exits

Acquisition or IPO – what do companies think about when an exit is in sight? How do late rounds affect company strategy and exit options? Hear from a panel of innovators who have had to find the answers.




Céline Lazorthes

Founder and CEO of and MangoPay

Colm Lyon

Founder and CEO,

Mark Hunt

Former COO and Head of Strategy, Sybenetix

Monica Kalia

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Neyber




Victor Basta

Managing Director, Magister Advisors

14:20 - 15:00
Spotlights: FinTech Partnerships at Work

Startups working with large financial service companies can pose challenges. What tools have growth companies deployed to work more effectively with established and incumbent firms? Hear from a few successful case studies in FinTech.




Bill Safran

CEO, Vizolution

Colin Goldstein

Head of Partnerships, iwoca

Gayle Lacey

UK Commercial Banking COO, HSBC

George Bevis

CEO, Tide





Joy Macknight

Deputy Editor at The Banker

14:30 - 15:00
Fireside Chat: Founder vs. Investor

Lead investors bring more to the table than just capital. In this fireside chat, a FinTech founder and strategic investor will share more about working together successfully.




Adam French

Founder and CEO, Scalable Capital

Frederik Meheus

Head of International Retail Technology, BlackRock




John Detrixhe

Future of Finance Reporter, Quartz

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:15
Spotlights: Getting Tech Back in FinTech

At the heart of FinTech is the promise to introduce new and exciting technology to the financial sector. Who are the CTOs putting technology at the core of their business and how have they secured the right strategy, team and capital to do so?




Alex Michael

Co-Founder and CTO, Plum

Charlie Delingpole

CEO, ComplyAdvantage

Dave Askey

CTO, Post-Quantum

Shachar Bialick

CEO, Curve





Ian Ellis

Director, Startup Growth Partners, Microsoft

15:30 - 16:15
Startup Pitches

Pitch session for Innovate Finance startup members.

  • Felicia Meyerowitz, Akoni
  • Jee van Param, Alterest
  • Marcus Gruenwald, Finpoint
  • Julian Hall, Essential Analytics
  • Maria Scott, TAINA Technology
  • Thomas Eyre, LOQBOX
  • Ruzbeh Bacha, City Falcon Ltd
16:15 - 16:45
Fireside Chat: Disrupting Yourself

Fail fast, be agile and pivot is the mantra of entrepreneurship. But what does that look like in reality? Especially when the only way to grow is to disrupt yourself – and more FinTech startups are leaving the pursuit of the retail customer for the perfect enterprise partnership



Jaidev Janardana

CEO, Zopa

Ricky Knox

Founder and CEO, Tandem





Alexa Fernandez

Director, Market Development, BBVA

16:15 - 17:00
Panel: Getting There – Profitability in FinTech

Who is making money in FinTech? What strategies are needed to get on the right side of profit and loss, while maintaining growth momentum? Hear from a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs as discuss their experience developing a successful proposition.




Rhydian Lewis

CEO, RateSetter

Stephen Lemon

Co-founder & Vice President, CurrencyCloud

Tim Sievers

CEO, Deposit Solutions







Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FinTech Stage

Networking Reception
Networking Reception
Networking Reception
08:30 - 09:00
Scaling Healthy: Yoga Techniques for Entrepreneurs

Serial entrepreneur and investor Dave Cunningham spent ten years teaching yoga establishing five yoga centers, sharing his experience with professional athletes, entrepreneurs and 20,000 school children. He has trained 30 yoga teachers to use his methodology.


Now engaged in the ‘real’ business world leading the development of scaling Innovate Finance member company Priviti, Dave shares his methodology and techniques for movement, mindfulness and meditation in this practical (non-sweaty!) workshop. Join us and take home a practical paradigm and methodology to keep you healthy as you scale your business.

09:45 - 10:45
Your Data Business and the Law

Hosted by Hogan Lovells

How can you  take advantage of innovations, such as big data, analytics and open data, and stay on the right side of the law? In this workshop, we will discuss the regulatory changes affecting your business, including what you need to know about GDPR, and help you navigate the issues.


09:45 - 10:30
Pitch Perfect: Media Pitch Training

Hosted by Innovate Finance

Tongue-tied when talking to journalists? Can’t tell your trades from your broadsheets? Stumped on how to get the ball rolling? Georgia Hanias, Head of Global Communications at Innovate Finance, will be hosting an interactive workshop to help members engage with the press.

This interactive session will host leading journalists (as listed below), who will provide insights on how FinTechs can put their best foot forward in a pitch.


  •      Lynsey Barber, CityAM
  •      Jemima Kelly, Reuters
  •      Emily Spaven, UKTN
  •      Joy MacKnight, FT Banker
  •      Ed Robinson, Bloomberg
  •      Oliver Smith, The Memo


Join peers in a session where you can nail your elevator pitch, learn what makes a good story and build confidence in your next PR announcement.

Want to take your media pitch to the test. Join a Pitch Perfect session after the workshop and get real-time feedback from the attending journalists. Spaces are limited. 


10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:45
Pitch Perfect: Media Pitch Training

The second part of Pitch Perfect: Media Pitch Training. 


11:00 - 12:45
Talent and Skills: Responding to the Future Migration System

Hosted by Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance will be hosting a workshop session to examine what a future migration system for the UK might look like, following its departure from the EU. This workshop will bring together key stakeholders in public policy, academia and industry to discuss how the FinTech sector can ensure continued access to the best and brightest talent from across the EU and beyond, as well as what suitable public policy interventions might drive the domestic skills agenda.


The output of this session will form part of the formal response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s Call for Evidence on the economic and social impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union.



Daniel Morgan, Director of Policy and Regulation, Innovate Finance 



Stephen Earl, Secretariat, Migration Advisory Committee



  • Doniya Soni, Policy Manager, TechUK
  • Simon Horner, Head of Policy and Innovation, City of London Corporation
  • Pat Saini, Partner, Head of Immigration, Penningtons Manches
  • James Varga, CEO and Founder, The ID Co


12:45 - 13:45
Lunch Session: Why the Workplace Matters

Hosted by Storey at Broadgate

The workplace can contribute to a business’ success or failure – it can enhance a company brand and culture, help attract and retain talent and even influence the wellbeing and productivity of workers. It’s therefore important to get it right. We’ve been speaking to small business owners about their experiences and some of the challenges they have dealt with as their workplace needs evolve.


In this workshop we will share our findings and explain how we, Storey at Broadgate, are trying to help. We will share our vision for Broadgate and how Storey, British Land’s new flexible workspace, is helping to deliver this.But we don’t pretend to have all the answers so we would like to hear your views on the role of the workplace in your organisation, and your views on how we could support you better.



  • James Lowery, British Land Storey team
  • Stewart Whiting, British Land Storey team
  • Nikki de Vet, British Land Storey team
  • Edward Atterwill, British Land Broadgate team


13:45 - 15:15
Term Sheets Clinic: Getting the Best Terms for Your Next Investment

Hosted by Allen and Overy 

Join growth company lawyers from Allen & Overy for an interactive session on investment term sheets.


This vital document provides an overview of the key financial and commercial terms on which an investor is prepared to invest in your company.  While largely not legally binding, it is essential that founders fully understand the terms as, once signed, it will form the foundation of your financing and will be hard to renegotiate.


We will look at key concepts and likely negotiating positions for founders and investors. By the end of the session you’ll be well equipped to negotiate your next term sheet successfully.


13:45 - 14:45
Scaling with Inclusion with Lloyds Banking Group

Hosted by Lloyds Banking Group

Diversity of perspective leads to better innovation and solutions.


  • How do you position your business as a champion for inclusion?
  • How do you recruit for diverse talent?
  • How do you nurture an inclusive culture for stronger teams?

Calling on the experience from our corporate and startup members, we’ll share how companies define inclusion and diversity, the lessons learnt and some practical steps that can be put in place to recruit and grow diverse teams and nurture an inclusive culture.



  • Helen Hobbs, Senior Commercial Digital Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Poojya Manjunath, Senior Innovation Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Justin Ukrainski, Senior People Innovation Manager, People Innovation Lab, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Emily Knuckey, Makers Academy
  • Will Bentinck, Makers Academy
  • Ghela Boskovich, FemTech Leaders


15:00 - 17:00
Investor Office Hours

A group of the investors attending the FinTech Growth Forum are hosting office hours in our Investor Zone. The Investor Zone offers attendees of this year’s Growth Forum the opportunity to pitch their idea or discuss their startup with a set of VCs and CVCs.


Office hours will be conducted with:

Eight Roads
Passion Capital
Global Founders Capital Hoxton Ventures


15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
Networking Reception
Networking Reception
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