Jun 22, 2020

Top 10 venture capital firms: TCV

Matt High
2 min
tech
Having featured in our Top 10 venture capital firms in the June issue of FinTech magazine, we take a closer look at TCV...

The rapid pace of growth in fintech, which sees neo and challenger banks, innovative startups and more entering the sector at an increasing rate, is fuelled by venture capital (VC) firms. 

These organisations, considered by many to be the engine room of transformation, help entrepreneurs and innovators develop and provide a framework for innovation and talent. 

In the June issue of FinTech magazine, we compiled a list of the 10 leading VC firms involved in the financial services industry, in order of assets under management in USD, from highest to lowest. 

The list outlined the key players involved in the development of the sector, all of which demonstrate a pioneering attitude, a passion for innovative and digital technology and a supportive mindset. 

Here, we take a closer look at TCV, a leading VC firm that provides capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. 

TCV partners with CEOs and founders of public and private, tech-focused companies with an ambition to become market leaders. 

Collectively, the team at the organisation boast decades of relevant experience of supporting high-growth technology companies. 

As a result, TCV is able to provide partners with date-driven insights, sector expertise, access to world-class talent and relevant industry connections that bring success. 

The firm prides itself on its partner status, too. For example, when TCV invests in an organisation it does so with a long-term perspective, committing substantial capital, but also time and internal resources to its partners’ journeys. 

To date, TCV has invested more than $13bn in over 350 companies - it has been involved with 63 IPOs and 59 M&A exits.

With regards to investing, TCV invests across multiple stages, providing capital to growth-stage private and public technology companies. 

The company typically makes $3mn to $300mn equity investments in minority, majority and public deal constructs. 

Since its founding, the business has raised 10 funds in many recognised and industry leading names including Airbnb, Expedia, Facebook, GoDaddy, Spotify, Rent the Runway and more. 

Find out more about TCV here. 

Read the full Top 10 venture capital firms list here. 

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Jun 18, 2021

The Ultimate FinTech & InsurTech LIVE Event

Fintech
Insurtech
live
event
3 min
We release three new speaker names for the FinTech and InsurTech virtual conference that can’t be missed, streaming live from London

From October 12th-14th, 2021, BizClik’s FinTech & InsurTech event will bring together influential executives from around the world. Streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London, this three-day event will be an excellent way to finish the year strong, gaining the confidence your company needs to move forward into the future. 

With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, FinTech & InsurTech 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Already confirmed speakers include Colin Payne, VP & NextGen FS Global Lead at Capgemini; Dipu KV, President and Head of Operations & CX at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company; Bryan Caroll, CEO at TNEX; and Lucy Demery, Managing Director at Barclays.

The event will include:

 

  • Keynote addresses from respected industry leaders
  • Dynamic live roundtables (inc. Q&A)
  • Fireside discussions
  • Inspirational Speakers & Presentations
  • Extensive networking opportunities

 

 

Meet the Speakers

Each week, from now until the event, we’ll be announcing the latest speakers who are set to grace our physical or virtual stage, prepared to share their knowledge and insight with attendees. 

Our second batch consists of:

 

Scott Abraham

Currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development & Fintech for Mastercard UK & Ireland, a position he’s held since 2014, Abraham describes himself as “a proven and successful senior sales leader with experience across a wide range of industries, sectors, and channels.” 

Graduating from the University of Northampton in 1994 with a BA in Economics and Law, he worked for nine years at Sainsburys - eventually responsible for banking the company’s revenue and running its ATMs - and then Barclaycard for three years as Head of Client Management. In 2007, Abraham became VP of Client Management at American Express, and then VP and GM Global Supplier Relations EMEA in 2012.

In his current role at Mastercard, Abraham is accountable for the acceptance of all payments and products through all channels, devices, and technologies across UK and Ireland. In addition, he oversees the deployment of innovative new payment tech within the region.

 

Alistair Fraser-Hawkins

Fraser-Hawkins’ role as CEO, UK Corporate, at Marsh McLennan is the continuation of a long and successful insurance career, which has included being London Sales Director for JLT Group and Branch Director for Willis Towers Watson.

Marsh prides itself on being a company that hires top-tier talent, does work that impacts peoples’ lives, and offers its employees the opportunity to make a difference. This is clearly an attitude that aligns with Fraser-Hawkins’ own values; regarding the insurer’s UK Young Professionals initiative, a support network to help young professionals in their development, he said:

"I am passionate about developing talent and our Young Professional CRG provides a brilliant community for our Young Professional colleagues to discuss key issues relevant early in their careers, as well as an environment to promote the skills, learning and network for success."

 

Mike Massaro

Massaro is currently the CEO of Boston fintech Flywire, a role he took on in 2013. He first joined the team in 2012 as VP of Business Development, but it wasn’t long before his entrepreneurial skills were redirected to leading the entire company’s high-growth strategy worldwide.

An expert in domestic and international payments and billing, enterprise technology sales, strategic alliances, enterprise software, SaaS, product management and marketing, and much more, Massaro is a consummate finance professional whose credentials befit the leadership of a prominent global payments fintech.

His previous positions include Consultant at PwC and Product Line Manager at Oracle, and he maintains a Mentor role at startup accelerator MassChallenge. He graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a BS in Information Systems and Finance.

 

This event is set to be one of the year's most unmissable. If you want to get leading perspectives on the future of fintech and insurtech, go to Eventbrite and purchase your tickets now.

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