Next week Seven Hills will host FINTECH 2015, a new event exploring London’s emerging status as the world’s financial technology capital, at Level39 on 22nd January.
In association with Tech London Advocates and Level39, Seven Hills will bring together some of the leading figures in the UK’s fintech sector to discuss the opportunities and challenges for this rapidly growing industry.
Speakers at FINTECH 2015 include Eric Van Der Kleij, Head of Level39; Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates founder; Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech City UK and Claire Cockerton, CEO of Innovate Finance. They will be joined by the founders of disruptive British fintech companies, including Rupert Lee-Browne, founder of Caxton FX; Alex Letts, founder and CEO of Ffrees; Paul Moravek, co-founder and managing director of Venture Founders; Alick Varma, founder and CEO of Osper and Hiroki Takeuchi, founder of GoCardless. Giving the investor perspective will be Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital; Ed Wray, founder of Betfair and non-executive at Funding Circle; and Reshma Sohoni, CEO of SeedCamp.
London’s fintech sector has attracted record levels of investment in 2014 and now outpaces New York and Silicon Valley in terms of employment. Figures released by London & Partners show a record amount of venture capital investment was made into London-based fintech companies in 2014, attracting more than $539 million – triple the amount raised in 2013.
Nick Giles, co-founder of Seven Hills, comments, “Fintech has fast emerged as a sector in which London and the UK can lead the world. We are convening some of the leading players, both founders and investors, to discuss how we can build momentum in the year ahead behind London as the global fintech capital.