Rise London

Rise London

The best FinTech space in Europe

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 scaleups 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.

What's happening at Rise London

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to London Startup Experts
Friday 18 October 2019

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to London Startup Experts

Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback.

Her Future summit
Friday 1 November 2019

Her Future Summit

Her Future Starts Here....

Drawing thousands of the world's technology leaders together to learn about the influence of women on tomorrow.

To Accelerate Humanity’s success with #5 of the Sustainable Development Goals- Gender Equality, Her Future Summit Launches with a Line up of 100 Global Speakers and Partners across 10 major cities around the world.

Her Future Summit is the world’s most exclusive event featuring tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers creating or leveraging platforms to advance women.

Rise Refresh: Learn how HMRC can help to fund your business
Tuesday 12 November 2019

Rise Refresh: Learn how HMRC can help to fund your business

This will be presented by Toby Ryland (Corporate Tax Partner at HW Fisher) and Alex Taylor (Corporate Tax Principal).

The presentation will cover:

  • How the relief works
  • What the benefits are 
  • What are the pitfalls 
  • Planning ahead to maximise the benefit 
  • Availability of finance to accelerate the cash flow benefits 
  • How we can help and streamline the process
FunTech Comedy Night
Tuesday 3 December 2019

FunTech Comedy Night

The evening will be hosted by Julia Streets, founder & CEO of Streets Consulting and host of DiverCity Podcast. As a stand-up comedian herself, Julia has gigged at the Edinburgh Fringe and London's iconic Comedy Store, and will be introducing a great new lineup of comedians on the night. We'll be revealing names in due course!

The last #FunTech Comedy Night was heavily oversubscribed, so grab your ticket while you can!

Rise Refresh: Practical advice on business plans and forecasts
Wednesday 4 December 2019

Rise Refresh: Practical advice on business plans and forecasts

Practical advice on business plans and forecast.

This will be presented by Simon Michaels, CEO of HWF Business Solutions and Helen James – Corporate Finance Partner.

  • What is a business plan? 
  • Why should you have one? 
  • Key messages for a business plan 
  • Main contents 
  • Importance of financial information and forecasts 
  • What if you don’t achieve your plan? 
  • Conclusion - write a good business plan (and we can help get it right)
Rise Presents : FinTech trends of 2019 – Big influencer to moderate
Tuesday 10 December 2019

Rise Presents: FinTech trends of 2019

Join Rise London for our Flagship event series Expert panellists in a 45 minute discussion on the subject, including benefits, challenges and where the UK stands in comparison to other nations.

We will also delve into what the future holds and take questions from the audience. Following the conclusion of the discussion there will be a 30 minute networking session with tea, coffee and snacks.

Come and enjoy the discussion!

If you're interested in hosting your event in our space at Rise London, get in touch with us for details of availability and cost.

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. 

Rise London Workspace

Private office

  • Premium seating
  • Soundproof office
  • Access to all facilities
Hot desk
Rise London Workspace

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 Kron, Head of Rise London
FinTech Platform Lead

Magdalena Krön

Head of Rise London and FinTech Platform Lead for Barclays 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
General Manager

Tony Margiotta

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

A Londoner, introducer, motivator, early adopter and Commando trained. Being ex-military helps with being calm in a crisis and reacting to fast-changing events.

Programmes at Rise London

Supporting innovation and growth by bringing you and acknowledged experts together

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars
Rise Programmes

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Apply for the 2020 London Accelerator

An intensive 13-week programme designed to accelerate your startup. 

As well as getting unprecedented access to our network and knowledge base, successful applicants will also gain invaluable insights from some of the smartest minds in the startup and FinTech worlds.

Unreasonable Impact
Rise Programmes

Unreasonable Impact

Unreasonable Group and Barclays have built Unreasonable Impact to support companies positioned to create 500+ jobs each over the next five years.

Unreasonable Impact will become an R&D engine, helping address the global unemployment crisis by scaling up entrepreneurs worldwide.

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

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.

Rise is the Home of FinTech