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BBVA and Anthemis Announce Venture Creation Partnership

By October 18, 2018March 29th, 2019Announcements, Featured, Highlights, In the News

London studio will build the next generation of financial services startups


LONDON, October 18, 2018–Anthemis Group (Anthemis), a firm committed to cultivating change in financial services, today announced a new partnership with multinational Spanish banking group BBVA to develop a venture creation studio in London.

BBVA and Anthemis will help startup founders find fintech business opportunities, initiate projects and see them develop from conception through to the seed capital round of financing.

“Anthemis’ experience both in the UK, Europe and increasingly, across the US makes them the best possible partner for this project,” explained Ian Ormerod, BBVA’s Head of New Digital Businesses.


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Anthemis cultivates change in financial services by building, growing, and sustaining businesses committed to improving the world. Our deep understanding of markets and models, passion for emerging technology and spirit of collaboration inspire everything we do. By creating fertile ground for entrepreneurs, institutions, researchers, academics, and visionaries to come together, we believe we can solve the financial services world’s most pressing challenges faster, better and for the benefit of all. Learn more at