Could London’s status as the world’s leading hub for FinTech innovation and investment be under threat?
When we think about London’s start-up eco-system Level 39 is quite possibly one of the first names that comes to mind, somewhere after “Tech City”,
Anybody who doesn’t know that the UK and London in particular are the world’s number 1 destination for finTech start-ups and investment into fintech must have had their heads in the sand for the past 18 months.
UCL BASE co-working and event space was chosen as the venue for the Capital Accelerator Programme’s look at London’s future technology trends and also provided a timely opportunity to celebrate the conclusion of their 18 month program,
If we look at the reasons why FinTech has been able to mount a successful challenge to traditional banking and financial services industries,
FinTech has been variously described as the saviour of London’s startup scene, the industry that will finally put paid to the hegemony of the traditional high street and investment banking industries,
Haggerston Times thinks of Arifa Khan as the voice of Fintech in London, and the Fintech Storm, which she organises, as the best place in London to find unbiased,
by Julian Jackson
Three very different early-stage FinTech projects were given the opportunity to pitch to a panel of start-up experts and investors in the art-lined Mayfair offices of the British Virgin Islands government.