FinTech Investor Office Hours Week: 13 -17 July 2020


Innovate Finance and over 15 VC and CVCs have come together to take part in the FinTech Investor Office Hours Week, running from 13 -17 July.


These one-to-one, 20-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. As an Innovate Finance member, you will have been emailed a password to register and choose your meetings. (If you are not a member, click here to enquire about joining us).
  • Please register to attend and 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 below 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

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The Investors:


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,, 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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


ETFS Capital is a strategic investment company focused on growth opportunities across the investment ecosystem. Created by ETF industry veterans and chaired by Graham Tuckwell, an ETF industry pioneer and founder of ETF Securities. In 2018 ETF Securities sold its European and North American asset management businesses to WisdomTree, Legal & General Investment Management and Aberdeen Standard and became ETFS Capital. We provide more than just capital to our portfolio firms. By utilising our experience of building and exiting successful companies, we actively support their growth and development. Tailored to their individual needs, we can also provide strategic advice, operational guidance and access to our growing network. For qualifying portfolio firms, there is also the possibility of NextStage, our exclusive shared workspace in the City. Today, our purpose is to discover and empower the innovation-led companies driving change, typically technology-enabled, and help them become tomorrow’s leaders.


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.


Invests in Venture Debt
Kreos was founded 21 years ago with the single mission of pioneering unique financing solutions for high-growth companies across Europe and Israel. Since then, Kreos has committed more than €2.6 billion in over 570 portfolio company transactions, in a variety of industry sectors and located in 16 countries.


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.


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.


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.


Santander InnoVentures is a $200 million corporate venture fund. SIV invests in start-ups in FinTech and adjacent verticals to accelerate their growth, support great entrepreneurs and teams, and support them with the capital, scale and expertise of the Santander Group. Since launching in 2014, the fund has invested in over 30 companies, being one of the most active bank backed FinTech corporate ventures in the world.


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 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 themes.

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