Tim Levene

Augmentum Fintech


Tim Levene graduated in Russian Studies from The University of Manchester and joined Bain & Company in Moscow, Boston, Sydney and London. Tim embarked on an entrepreneurial path and left Bain in early 1998 and created a new retail concept when he opened his first Juice bar (Fresh n Smooth) in 1999 in Canary Wharf. The business has since evolved into a 31-store business across London called Crussh. In the summer of 1999, Tim joined 3 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 2010, Tim returned to London to start his next venture. He founded Augmentum Capital with the backing of RIT Capital and Lord Rothschild. The team 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 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. Tim was elected in March 2017 to The Court of Common Council in the City of London to represent the Ward of Bridge.

Event Sessions Featuring Tim Levene


Fireside Chat

Fireside: Augmentum Fintech

Fintech Investor Forum 2019 - Wednesday 15 May 2019

Fireside Chat

Why fintech is a compelling long term investment

Fintech Investor Forum 2019 - Wednesday 15 May 2019


An investor perspective: Who will win in wealthtech?

The Digital Wealth Forum - Tuesday 2 October 2018

Wealthtech is currently focusing on the investing strategies but are now shifting on to "performing" said Cristophe. He also mentions "there is a demand for data to know what exactly the audience want". 

Tim had the opinion that "robos are struggling for a customer base and are only a product".

Graham supported this opinion suggesting that robos need to offer something in addition such as education or advice to improve accessibility to invest.

"Personal savings in the UK is much lower than that in Australia and Singapore who are forced to put 10-15% of their income in to an ISA", Graham added.

Articles Featuring Tim Levene

Cushon raises £35m and acquires pension scheme

20th January 2022 | John Reynolds

Augmentum Fintech sees Onfido portfolio boost

17th April 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

Augmentum ploughs £7.5m into business lender iwoca

24th January 2019 | Roger Baird

Zopa boost helps Augmentum Fintech to 5.1% NAV uplift

26th November 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

Augmentum: One of 2018's most active UK fintech investors

10th September 2018 | Daniel Lanyon

Zopa investor Augmentum Fintech raises £94m in IPO

12th March 2018 | Daniel Lanyon