Addleshaw Goddards unveils six finalists for Elevate fintech programme

Addleshaw Goddard has today announced the six FinTechs who have been selected for its 2018 ‘AG Elevate’ programme.

The chosen businesses were selected from a very high calibre of pan-European and pan-UK applicants, all of which have a developed product and significant funding in place, reflecting the current Fintech market which has matured considerably in the past few years.

The successful applicants – from London, Manchester, Lithuania and Dublin – are currently being assigned a mentor from AG’s standout AG Elevate FinTech team (ranked 2nd in the ‘Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017’ in the ‘Supporting Start-ups’ category). The cohort will receive advice and guidance on legal and commercial challenges, receiving up to 30 hours of free legal advice for the year, as well as access to briefings, seminars and regulatory developments, and networking opportunities.

Fiona Ghosh, head of AG’s FinTech Group, said: “From providing security to the gig economy to creating a platform that is transforming the consumer loyalty and rewards sector – our 2018 FinTechs are transforming the financial services arena. We are delighted to welcome such a diverse and innovative group of businesses into our 2018 programme – all are at very exciting junctures in their growth cycle and we are committed to developing strong ties with them as well as adding commercial value to their existing strategies. All stages of FinTechs are interesting to us but, as the FinTech market has matured rapidly, we have reflected that in this year’s cohort”.