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Tim Levene

CEO & Partner, Augmentum Fintech

Tim graduated in Russian Studies from The University of Manchester in 1994 and joined Bain & Company, working for them in Moscow, Boston, Sydney and London.

Early in 1998 Tim left Bain & Company and embarked on what was to become an entrepreneurial career. He created a new retail concept when he opened his first Juice bar (Fresh n Smooth) in Canary Wharf. The business, called Crussh, has since grown into a 31-store business across London.

In late 1999, Tim joined three former colleagues from Bain & Company and launched Flutter.com. Flutter became one of the highest profile internet businesses in the UK after it merged with Betfair.com in 2001. Tim became the Commercial Director of the newly merged business and launched Betfair globally. 

In 2009, Tim returned to London from Asia, having launched Betfair’s international strategy, to start his next venture. Together with Richard Matthews and ex colleague from Flutter.com and Betfair Tim founded Augmentum Capital which had the backing of RIT Capital and Lord Rothschild. Augmentum Capital focused on finding talented entrepreneurial teams in the Fintech industry that were bringing fundamentally disruptive products or platforms to the European market.

In 2018, Tim and Richard successfully launched Augmentum Fintech plc on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, in the process becoming the first publicly listed Fintech fund in the UK.

Tim was made a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012 and for several years advised The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on digital strategy and innovation. In March 2017 Tim was elected (as an Independent) to The Court of Common Council in the City of London to represent the Ward of Bridge.