Area of focus

FinTech Venture Capital

Technology is continuing to power an unprecedented shift in financial services ecosystems, and FinTechs continue to attract significant amounts of funding despite a challenging and competitive market.

Operating at the forefront of the FinTech industry, our venture capital lawyers advise investors and companies throughout the venture capital lifecycle. Our team is able to leverage our deep industry knowledge across FinTech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, defi, challenger banks, online lending, trading and payments as well as being able to call on our deep bench of subject matter experts in enabling technologies including AI and critical services like cybersecurity.

Just as we can help investors to understand, identify and deal with regulatory and compliance risks affecting their investment strategy, we can help growth businesses leverage regulation to become stronger where it matters. We are experts in disruptive technologies.

Representative experience

Flipkart, one of India's leading digital commerce entities, on its US$700m fundraising for PhonePe, a payments business.

Globacap on the issuance of ordinary shares onto the public blockchain, the first ever issuance of shares onto the blockchain by a UK company.

A French-Korean private equity fund on its investment in a leading blockchain technology solution provider, Bitfury.

Monzo on its £20m crowdfunding round as part of its £105m Series E raise.

Mouro Capital (f/k/a Santander InnoVentures) on numerous fintech investments including most recently its investments in Upgrade, Blueprint Title, and DriveWealth as well as a follow-on investment in Crosslend.

PayPal on a US$125m investment into Pine Labs, India’s largest retail payment platform, alongside Temasek.

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