Rise London

Rise London

The Home of FinTech in London

Welcome to Rise London

Rise, created by Barclays, is a global community of the world's top innovators working together to create the future of financial services.

Rise operates FinTech hubs around the world, where cutting-edge startups and scale-ups can connect, create and scale their businesses, backed by our Barclays' global network of industry experts, mentors, investors and partners.

Get unparalleled access to mentorship, insights, guidance and world-class facilities to accelerate your business, right in the heart of Shoreditch at Rise London.

Workspaces at Rise London

If you're looking for a workspace for your FinTech in London, there's nowhere better than Rise London.

What you need - when you need it. And only five minutes from Old Street tube station. 

Private office

Private office

Premium seating

Soundproof office

Access to all facilities

Private desk

Private desk

Premium seating

Space for branding

Access to all facilities

And there's plenty more facilities available for you;

 Accelerator space
 Bike shed
 Disabled access
 Live streaming
 Meeting rooms
 Member benefits
 Onsite team
 Phone booths
 Podcast room

Meet the Rise London team

We're here to help you connect to mentors and talent, and provide access to global corporations and capital to help your business grow.

Magdalena Krön

Rise FinTech Platform Director

Magdalena Krön

Rise Global FinTech Platform Director and shortlisted for the Champion for Women Award, Magda is in charge of one of Europe’s largest FinTech hubs and is building a network of the most transformative technologies in financial services today. 

Tony Margiotta

General Manager

Tony Margiotta

A keen life mentor, business advisor and connector within the London tech ecosystem with a diverse database of individuals in leading-edge markets.

A Londoner, introducer, motivator, early adopter and Commando trained. Tony is all about community.


Clare Whitehead

Head of Rise London

Clare Whitehead

Head of Rise London and Barclays FinTech Platform Lead, as part of the Barclays innovation team, Clare is influencing the tech strategy of the bank and its clients through thought leadership, showcasing new technology and business development opportunities.  Clare is responsible for delivering a strategy to nurture and support early-stage tech companies. She is passionate about building active communities that allow businesses to scale up and thrive through shared connections and collaboration. 

Clare has a background in experiential events and network engagement, and has worked on a number of major global events, from the World Economic Forum to the London Olympic Games. 

Clare Whitehead

FinTech Platform Manager

Grace Batchelor

As the Platform Manager at Rise London – Barclays’ ecosystem of FinTech startups working to disrupt the future of the financial services industry – Grace is responsible for delivering the strategy aimed at supporting and nurturing the growth of early-stage startup companies. Grace is passionate about building communities that support businesses in their growth through mutually beneficial connections and collaboration.

As part of the Barclays innovation team, Grace plays a role in influencing the future technology strategy of the bank through the identification of new disruptive tech trends and businesses, thought leadership and industry connections.

Programmes at Rise London

Supporting innovation and growth by bringing you and acknowledged experts together

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Female Innovators Lab

The Female Innovators Lab is a US, UK and Europe based studio dedicated to cultivating entrepreneurial talent in women from all sides of the financial services ecosystem. The Lab’s mission is to identify female founders at the idea stage of their journey and match them with the resources and mentorship required to develop a company and bring their business concept to market.

Unreasonable Impact

FinTech Friday

FinTech Friday is our free monthly mentoring programme for FinTech startups, where experts share their know-how on various topics in virtual one-on-one meetings. Our guest mentors include individuals from around the FinTech community and have expertise in marketing, legal, business development and other fields to accelerate your startup's growth.

Where to find Rise London

Rise London is located in Shoreditch, right at the heart of London's FinTech scene.

41 Luke Street, Shoreditch, LONDON, EC2A 4DP

Telephone: (+44) 20 3019 3260

By tube: Old Street station (5 minutes), Shoreditch High Street (10 minutes), Liverpool Street (10 minutes).

By bus: The 135, 205 and 47 all head to Curtain Road.

By foot: We're located on the corner of Mark Street and Luke Street.

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