Illuminate Financial Management

Illuminate Financial Management
Last activity: 20.07.2023
We find, fund and support the best entrepreneurs solving real problems for financial institutions. Building an enterprise software company and selling solutions into financial institutions is hard. Large financial firms know they need to adopt new technology solutions to remain competitive and compliant, but they struggle to filter and identify the best companies that are fit for purpose. Bridging this gap requires more than just patient capital to help with this challenge. It needs the support of a trusted partner who can help make the right introductions to the right people at the right time. At Illuminate, our deep networks and partnerships with key industry participants across banks, infrastructure providers, asset & wealth managers, exchanges and established vendors allow us to gain real insight into what the industry needs and help portfolio companies achieve their full potential. We understand the challenges founders face. We have been the entrepreneur, the vendor, the industry executive and the end consumer. We are an independent sector specialist investor.
Location:United Kingdom, England, London
Member count:11-50
Founded date: 2014
Investment Type: Venture Capital
Investment Stage: Seed

Team 9

23.03.2021Andrew Pat...Finance Di...Andrew joined Illuminate in September 2017 and has overall control of the accounting, finance and co...-
-Rachel Tow...Business M...Rachel Townend joined Illuminate Financial Management on inception in February 2014. Previously,
-Mark Beest...PartnerMark Beeston founded Illuminate after a 25+ year career in capital markets where he had been both th...linkedin.c...
-Katherine ...Investment...Katherine began her career on Citigroup’s trading floor where she worked primarily in equities, advi...linkedin.c...
-Mark Rodri...PartnerMark Rodrigues joined Illuminate in April of 2018 as a General Partner based out of New York. He has...-
-MARK WHITC...PartnerMark Whitcroft is one of the Founding Partners at Illuminate Financial. He is also part of the Advis...linkedin.c...
-Rezso Szab...PartnerRezso advised large corporates, worked with a FinTech start-up and has been a central banker – befor...linkedin.c...
-Luca Zorzi...Investment...Luca joined Illuminate in late 2015 after completing an MBA at INSEAD. Luca brings post-trade and en...linkedin.c...
-Alexander ...PartnerAlexander joined the Illuminate journey early-on to help set-up and launch the first fund.

Portfolio 14

DateNameWebsiteTotal RaisedLocation$4.503435MFrance, Il...$3.5MAustralia,..., Te...
14.06.2021@timeisltdtimeisltd....$5.6MCzechia, P...
07.06.2021Vault Plat...vaultplatf...$12.4MUnited Kin...
25.05.2021Accelexaccelextec...$5MUnited Kin...
23.03.2021Arteria$11MCanada, On...
22.12.2020Net Purpos...netpurpose...$11.235256...United Kin...$2MUnited Sta...$29.5MUnited Sta...
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Mentions in press and media 16

20.07.2023The Week in AgriFoodTech: Keurig Dr Pepper bets $300m on cof...Big news this week came from CPG Keurig Dr Pepper, which scooped up a 33% stake in a coffee company,...agfunderne...
21.06.2023Illuminate Financial Closes Third Fund, at $235MMajor Financial Institutions Back Specialist Investor, Illuminate Financial, in new $235 million
21.06.2023UK-based fintech VC firm Illuminate Financial closes third f...London-based Illuminate Financial, a venture capital firm backing companies that solve problems in f...siliconcan...
28.11.2022Aiming to make staking easier and for all, Kiln fires up €17...Parisian staking-as-a-service platform Kiln has raised €17 million in a Series A funding round. The
30.03.2022London-based platform rakes in $17 million to boost single A...London-based e-trading technology startup TransFICC has raised a $17 million funding. The round was
12.06.2021Czech Republic-based productivity software startup Time is L...Time is Ltd., a productivity software startup, obtained a sum of US $5.6 million in a late-seed
25.05.2021London-based financial information platform Accelex raises $...London-based financial data extractor, analyser, and reporting platform Accelex has raised $5
22.11.2020YvesBlue Raises $2M from Illuminate Financial, SixThirty, Tr...First outside investment to accelerate automated ESG and impact reporting for asset management and w...tribecaesp...
31.01.2020Baton Systems, Provider of “Blockchain-Inspired” Payments So...Baton Systems, an established developer of “blockchain-inspired” bank-to-bank payments software and ...crowdfundi...
10.07.2019d1g1t Receives CAD$3M Financing from Illuminate Financial Ma...d1g1t Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based provider of an enterprise wealth management platform powered by
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