Anthemis Group Launches Anthemis Institute

By | News | No Comments

Anthemis, the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, today announced that it is launching the Anthemis Institute, an initiative that will bring together academics, entrepreneurs and technology visionaries to explore and shape the future landscape of finance. The Anthemis Institute will be made up of a range of initiatives including: events and forums with academic institutions and government agencies; publication of research, white papers and books; and development and mentorship of the next generation of finance leaders. The aim of the Institute will be to lead a global discussion on the reconfiguration of financial services for the Information…

Read More

Anthemis Group Appoints Industrial Designer Erica Young as Director

By | News | No Comments

Anthemis Group, a leading financial services investment and advisory firm, has announced that Erica Young has joined the group as director, based in London.  An experienced industrial designer, Erica will apply design methodologies to the innovation challenges and opportunities facing Anthemis’ advisory clients and portfolio companies. Erica will join Anthemis’ advisory team and will report to Nadeem Shaikh, founder and president of Anthemis Group. Erica joins Anthemis Group from Insight Robotics Ltd, where she held the position of chief product officer and now serves as advisor to the organisation.  Erica has extensive experience in developing and manufacturing products in China…

Read More

Anthemis Group Announces North American Expansion

By | News | No Comments

We’re pleased to announce the expansion of our presence in North America with the opening of a New York office 1st January 2016. Tom Ryan, who has held several strategic roles in the electronic trading business of Barclays’ investment bank over nine years, will lead our North American operations and report to Nadeem Shaikh. The full announcement is below. Anthemis Group Announces North American Expansion Anthemis Group, the leading digital financial services venture capital and strategic advisory firm, has announced it will expand its presence in North America with the opening of a New York office effective 1st January.  The office will be led by…

Read More

Amy Nauiokas, Sean Park in Institutional Investor’s 2015 Fintech Finance 35

By | News | No Comments

Institutional Investor recently recognised Amy Nauiokas and Sean Park in their 2015 Fintech Finance 35 ranking, listing the Anthemis founders #7 in their list of “bankers and venture capitalists facilitating the fintech explosion.” The article noted that Anthemis is “one of the trailblazing fintech-specialising venture capital firms,” and described the firm as having been “ahead of the pack in key fintech subsectors” through investments in companies like Moven, Simple, Betterment, Eris Industries and Trov. The full article is available here.

Read More

Anthemis Launches ‘Always in Beta’ Research and Innovation Project with Claro Partners

By | News | No Comments

If you’re anything like us, you have probably read 20 or 30 articles about what millennials need, and your eyes probably glaze over at the very mention of the term. But that’s actually why Anthemis is excited to share some of the great work that Sam Ghiotti and the team here have been doing through a new joint initiative we’re calling Always in Beta. AiB, which is a project of Anthemis and service design firm Claro Partners, is helping banks understand and respond to the needs of the 21st century financial services customer. For the first iteration of this ongoing…

Read More

Institutional Investor: Anthemis Goes Beyond “Conventional Venture Financing Remit”

By | News | No Comments

In the pages of Institutional Investor, Jeff Kutler outlined Anthemis’ past, present, and future, taking particular note of our unique position in digital financial services: Amid the crowd of investors flocking to financial technology innovations and start-ups, Anthemis Group wants the world to know, as stated on its website, that it is “not a traditional venture capital provider.” Who would want to say otherwise, especially in the space now trendily labeled fintech? Anthemis, though, backs up its claim with a relatively long history; incubation and advisory activities beyond the conventional venture financing remit; and personnel with diverse backgrounds. Kutler hits the…

Read More

Wired: Anthemis’ Sean Park One of 50 Most Influential People in Europe

By | News | No Comments

Wired published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in Europe, and Anthemis founder and chief investment officer Sean Park came in at number 33. Park joins the likes of Zaha Hadid, Jimmy Wales, and Baroness Martha Lane Fox on Wired’s list, which identifies people driving change in the vanguard of technology, design, media, finance, and politics. You can read the full list here. You can also watch Park’s 2013 speech at Wired Money – where he laid out his vision for “hacking regulation” – here. And you can keep in even closer touch with Sean on Twitter and…

Read More

Portfolio Company Azimo Raises $20 Million Series B Round

By | News | No Comments

Azimo, the London based digital money transfer service, announced today that it has raised an additional $20 million in financing. The funding will advance Azimo’s mission to be the world’s leading low-cost, mobile and social money transfer service. The Series B funding round was led by Frog Capital, with participation from MCI Investments and existing investors including Anthemis,  e.ventures and Greycroft Partners. Azimo is a world leader in online and smartphone-based money transfers – providing a fast, secure and low-cost alternative to legacy high street remittance services. Founded in 2012, the company has built the most comprehensive network of any…

Read More

Anthemis Expands Advisory Business with Addition of John Egan as Director

By | News | No Comments

Respected digital strategist will further Anthemis’ position as the top innovation advisor for financial institutions John Egan, the former head of innovation at Lafferty Group and a major contributor to the international conversation about innovation and the future of banking, has joined Anthemis as a director in its advisory group. As a core member of the Anthemis advisory team, Egan will help clients ranging from retail and corporate banks to insurance companies succeed in the information age. “John’s voice and vision have had a significant impact on financial services for years now,” said Nadeem Shaikh, Anthemis’ founder and CEO. “He…

Read More

Seedcamp Founder Reshma Sohoni joins Anthemis as Senior Advisor

By | News | No Comments

Anthemis is pleased to announce that Reshma Sohoni, the co-founder of Seedcamp and one of the pioneering enablers of disruption in technology, is joining the organisation in the role of Senior Advisor. She currently leads Seedcamp, the largest and longest-running pan-European Acceleration Fund in the UK, as co-founder and partner. At Anthemis, Reshma will put her fifteen years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and technologist to drive and enhance our global corporate strategy and business development efforts. “I’m delighted to join Anthemis. Sean and Amy were amongst the very small number of visionaries who spotted the opportunity in…

Read More