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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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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