London TECH Week – June 2016

Join FINTECH Circle at London TECH Week next Month:

Monday, 20 June:

TLA Women in Tech Event at the London Stock Exchange – We will moderate a fantastic panel of female entrepreneurs and investors – for more info, click here.

Women in Tech - London Tech Week

FINTECH Circle Angel Network – Our flagship event where our top fintech startups present to our group of Angel Investors – for more info, click here.

Angel Network

EuroMoney BlockChain Forum – We will moderate Blockchain Investor Panel – for more info, pls click here.

Looking forward to celebrate London Tech Week with all of you!


Launch of FINTECH London Tours

We have the pleasure to announce the launch of FINTECH Tours to London. These will be 2 day tours for international FINTECH firms who would like to get to know the London fintech scene.

Program includes:

  • Pitch training and business plan workshop
  • Meetings with investors & potential partners and opportunity to present your fintech business during Evening Pitching Event & Networking Reception
  • Everything startups need to know about fundraising options in the UK
  • Overview of all FINTECH Accelerators in London
  • Presentations by and extensive Q&A with companies helping FINTECH firms set up their business in London
  • Marketing & business development in the UK covering B2C and B2B
  • Networking with other fintech entrepreneurs based in London

Dates:   14/15 Sept 2015 (Tour 1) or  19/20 Nov 2015 (Tour 2)

Location: Boardroom of London & Partners (overlooking the iconic Tower of London & Tower Bridge)

Costs for 2 day Program:

  • Early Bird £500 per person for fintech start-up (for applications received by 15 Aug)
  • Standard  £700 per person for fintech start-up (from 15 Aug 2015)

Application Process –  pls complete the application form online.  All the above information is summarized on our new website:


FINTECH Circle is now Accepting Applications on GUST

FINTECH Circle Contact: Susanne Chishti,

Gust Contact: Zigis Switzer, (212) 784-5705,

FINTECH Circle Partners with Gust to Leverage Early-Stage Investment Opportunities for Fintech startups in the UK

FINTECH Circle is now accepting applications from early-stage startups on Gust

May 11, 2015 – London – FINTECH Circle, Europe’s first Angel Network focused on Fintech, today announced a partnership with Gust, the world’s largest online platform connecting entrepreneurs and early-stage investors, to provide entrepreneurs in the Fintech industry with greater global reach and access to early-stage investment opportunities.

“Our partnership with FINTECH Circle will empower the network and its members with unprecedented access to early-stage investment opportunities from angels throughout the world,” said David S. Rose, CEO of Gust, which powers over 80% of the world’s organized professional angel networks. “We have over 50,000 individual accredited investors and 1,000 angel groups spanning more than 80 countries who will now be at the fingertips of these promising entrepreneurs. We are excited to work with FINTECH Circle and expand the reach of their startup ecosystem.”

“We are really excited to have chosen Gust as our platform to help both our FINTECH Circle investors as well as our Fintech entrepreneurs to manage the investment process, “ added Susanne Chishti, CEO & Founder of FINTECH Circle. “With Gust it will be easy for Fintech startups to set up their online deal room and share the required information during the due diligence process with interested investors and keep them constantly up-to-date on the investment process.”

The Gust platform is the most widely adopted SaaS funding platform and will provide entrepreneurs with access to thousands of early-stage investment groups and tens of thousands of individual accredited early-stage investors.

Applications for FINTECH Circle are now open. Those accepted into the latest stage of the program will be supported by unique success triggers:

  • Meet the most senior Finance leaders who have built their careers across financial services and technology and who want to share their expertise with you
  • Unrivaled international exposure through FINTECH Circle’s network: Raise funds by presenting to FINTECH Circle Angels, once you have convinced them, they provide their cash as well as their knowledge, expertise and contacts to make your business succeed
  • Investment Size: £ 75,000 to £ 500,000+ Pounds Sterling

Interested startups must register on the FINTECH Circle website where they will be redirected to manage their application and submit their company information through the Gust platform. Additional information on how and where to apply can be found here.

About FINTECH Circle

FINTECH Circle is Europe’s 1st Angel Network focused on Fintech investments which brings together Fintech businesses with experienced investors & angels from finance & technology industries. FINTECH Circle – fueling the Fintech revolution. Fintech stands for the growing sector of technologies applied to financial services.

About Gust

Gust is the world’s largest online platform and community for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors. The platform makes it easy for early-stage investors and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and manage all aspects of their investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations, including the ACA and EBAN, and powers over 1,000 investment organizations in 80+ countries. More than 300,000 startups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 50,000 individual investors. Gust is based in New York, NY, with a European office in London, UK. For more information, please visit

Apply for our next Funding Round – Deadline 20 January 2015

FINTECH Circle is Europe’s 1st Angel Network focused on fintech investments. Our private investors (called ‘angels’ as they not only provide funding but also share their expertise in finance and tech to help your business succeed) meet on a regular basis to review pre-selected fintech investment opportunities.

Investment Criteria:

  • Typical Funding Amounts: GBP 100K – 500K
  • Sector: FINTECH only
  • Company must be registered in the UK
  • Stage: Seed/Early Stage (prototype/MVP must be in place)

If your fintech company looks for funding from expert angels, please apply by completing the application form below – the next deadline is 20 January 2015:

Application to FINTECH Circle’s Angel Network of Private Investors

Many thanks! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Join FINTECH Circle’s Discussion Group on LinkedIn – have your say

FINTECH Circle Logo

Many fintech groups are one-sided and just provide updates from one sponsoring firm. Our FINTECH Circle group is different – our members consist of C-level executives, senior management across finance & tech, fintech entrepreneurs & innovators and investors.

So join, listen and learn from our members views and have your say, too – tell us what we can all do to make the fintech sector great and mobilize financial services innovation supported by expert funding. We want to hear from you!

LinkedIn Group – FINTECH Circle

Capital on Stage: FINTECH Circle pitches to tech entrepreneurs in London

On the 3rd December 2014, FINTECH Circle presented at Capital on Stage in London’s Level39.

Capital on Stage organizes great events where the tables are turned. Instead of having companies pitching their business models, investors have to pitch to start-ups/SMEs who look for funding. Fantastic VCs across the tech & finance space presented themselves, so have a look and judge for yourself!

FINTECH Circle is Europe’s 1st Angel Network focused on fintech – watch the presentation:

Best FINTECH Books of 2014

Nothing beats a good book to really understand a complex subject. So these are our our top FINTECH books of 2014 (in alphabetical order based on book title):

1) Breaking Banks by Brett King – The Innovators, Rogues and Strategists – Rebooting Banking (by Wiley)
2) Digital Bank by Chris Skinner – Strategies to Launch or Become a Digital Bank (by Marshall Cavendish Business)
3) Next Generation Finance with many great articles by industry experts, edited by Robert Lempka and Paul D. Stallard – Adapting the Financial Services Industry to Changes in Technology, Regulation and Consumer Behaviour (by Harriman House)
4) The Power of Mobile Banking by Sankar Krishnan – How to profit from the Revolution in Retail Financial Services (by Wiley)

What are your favourite FINTECH Books? Which books have inspired you and gave you the best insights into this exciting industry and its various sub-sectors? Can’t wait to hear your recommendations.