Anthemis Group Announces First Close of Anthemis Venture Fund I, Led by European Investment Fund and UniCredit

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Anthemis Group has raised $285 million Y-T-D for fintech investments The company holds more than 30 fintech companies in its portfolio, including automated wealth management platform Betterment NEW YORK, August 2nd, 2016 – Anthemis Group (“Anthemis”), a digital financial services venture capital and strategic advisory firm, has announced the first close of the Anthemis Venture Fund I (“the fund”). The fund will focus on early stage venture investments, providing pre-seed, seed and series A financing to digitally native financial services startups across North America and Europe. The fund is anchored by the European Investment Fund (“EIF”), as well as UniCredit,…

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Anthemis Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Erevena

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Erevena, an executive search firm serving the global technology ecosystem, will provide scale to accelerate growth of Anthemis’ talent services Anthemis Group (“Anthemis”), the leading digital financial services venture capital and strategic advisory firm, has announced a strategic partnership with Erevena, a global recruitment and talent advisory firm serving high-growth technology companies. The alliance broadens Anthemis’ existing talent capabilities with Erevena’s expertise across additional technology sectors including ecommerce, health, edtech, software, and adtech. Erevena’s operations in San Francisco and Dubai also establish new on-the-ground global recruiting centers for Anthemis. Founded in 2001, Erevena is a leading technology and digital executive…

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Anthemis Group Launches Dedicated Ecosystem Development Team

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Led by Partner Gavin Holland, Ecosystem Development Will Maximize Value Creation Through Driving Connectivity Between Anthemis Portfolio, Clients, Investors and Outside Industry Networks Anthemis Group (Anthemis), the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, today announced that Partner Gavin Holland has been named Head of Ecosystem Development. The Ecosystem Development team will actively pursue opportunities for partnership and collaboration among all members of the Anthemis ecosystem, including Anthemis’ base of portfolio companies, the incumbent institutions served by the firm’s advisory practice, and existing investors. Additionally, Ecosystem Development will formally activate partners from the greater digital financial services landscape, including key…

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Anthemis Group and MMI Holdings Establish Financial Wellness Investment Partnership

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MMI Holdings contributes initial €30m Anthemis Group (Anthemis), the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, and Exponential Ventures, the newly formed disruptive innovation and venture capital arm of MMI Holdings (MMI), today launched a global investment partnership that will invest in early stage financial wellness companies. MMI has provided the initial €30m commitment while leaving room for other likeminded firms to join the initiative. The investment partnership will operate on the principle that by supporting companies that improve the financial wellness of individuals and SME’s, investors can achieve ‘profit with purpose’ and help to create a prosperous and…

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Anthemis Group Appoints Leslie Campisi as Chief Marketing Officer

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Tech veteran will oversee global brand for investment and advisory firm dedicated to reinventing financial services for the digital world Anthemis Group (Anthemis), the leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm, has named Leslie Campisi as its chief marketing officer. An experienced communications professional with more than 17 years’ experience building technology brands, Campisi will lead the team tasked with growing Anthemis’ reputation among investors, clients, partners and entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2010, Anthemis has been at the forefront of catalyzing and accelerating positive, disruptive change across the financial industry. In addition to advising large institutions on fintech…

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UniCredit SpA and Anthemis Group launch UniCredit Evo Investment Partnership

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€200 million investment in financial technology to accelerate innovation   UniCredit, one of the leading European commercial banks, and Anthemis Group, the leading financial services technology venture and advisory firm, today announced a new joint investment venture. UniCredit evo (equity venture opportunities) will be a dedicated initiative focused exclusively on identifying and investing in best-in-class financial technology startups. With an initial capital commitment of €200 million from UniCredit, the initiative will target mid stage startups and follow-on investments in more mature and established FinTech businesses, as well as early stage digitally native financial services startups working on more pioneering solutions….

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Anthemis Group Launches Anthemis Institute

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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…

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Anthemis Group Appoints Industrial Designer Erica Young as Director

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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…

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Anthemis Group Announces North American Expansion

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  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 Tom Ryan who has been appointed as Head of North American Operations, reporting to Nadeem Shaikh, founder and CEO of Anthemis Group. The new location is an obvious next step for Anthemis, which currently advises clients across Europe and Asia and counts a significant number of U.S. companies in its investment portfolio, including Betterment in New York, Trov and…

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

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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.

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