Zopa’s investor, Augmentum Fintech, is backing a domestic fintech-focused investment round that was launched by FinTech Alliance and Innovate Finance.

FinTech Alliance has launched its third annual round of investments across the country, in partnership with DIT, Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland, FinTech North, FinTech West and FinTech Northern Ireland.

It currently has 133 registered companies and 85 investors, including Augmentum Fintech, Anthemis, Insight Partners, Fidelity and Visa Ventures.

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FinTech Alliance was formed through a partnership with the Department of International Trade (DIT) to promote fintech growth across the country and build new fintech bridges. He said the series will allow angel and venture capitalists to find and support innovative new financial technologies.

The group said the series, which will run from April to June, emphasizes nationwide partnerships with regional hubs across the UK and will also help seed and series-stage companies. A to raise capital and meet investors.

FinTech Alliance opened registration for the series in February with the deadline of March 30 before the official launch of the investment round in April.

The launch party took place at Level39 as part of UK FinTech Week.

Visa Ventures, Seedrs, Pollinate, Insight Partners, BlackRock and the Australian Department of International Trade were among the 250 participants.

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“The event was a UK-wide celebration of fintech, but also recognized the funding gap that still exists and the work that needs to be done to support founders,” FinTech Alliance said in a blog post. on its website.

“It was also an opportunity for fintechs and investors participating in the series to meet in an informal setting.

“FinTech Alliance Chairman Alastair Lukies CBE explained why the UK is the best place to start a fintech and what we can do to support business people, especially in the early stages. He announced the series of investments which will include networking opportunities and workshops for seed and Series A companies.”