Tim Levene

Augmentum Fintech


Tim Levene is CEO of the UK’s only publicly listed, fintech-focused investment company Augmentum Fintech. After launching the first iteration of the fund in 2010 with the backing of RIT and Lord Rothschild, Tim and Co-Founder Richard Matthews launched Augmentum Fintech plc on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2018. 


Tim has sat and currently sits on multiple fintech boards including Interactive Investor, Tide, Zopa, Cushon and Monese and is highly active in cross-industry initiatives working to boost the UK fintech sector, including the UK FinTech Strategy Group. 


An experienced entrepreneur, Tim co-founded juice bar business Crussh and being a founding employee of Flutter.com, the latter of which became one of the highest profile digital businesses in the UK after it merged with Betfair.com in 2001.

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

Augmentum invests €3m into German insurtech Baobab

30th January 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

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