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 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

Behind the Hype: Lending
Monday 9 December 2019

Behind the Hype: Lending

Behind the Hype is a new series of events breaking down overhyped topics in fintech; the next session on P2P and SME lending.

Behind the hype – Finastra and Rise London have collaborated to bring a new series of meetup events breaking down overhyped topics in fintech. Our next topic will be lending – exploring peer 2 peer and SME funding.

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!

Сommunity builders: who are they?
Tuesday 17 December 2019

Сommunity builders: who are they?

Join our get-together for event organisers and community builders. If you are involved in curating communities, making festivals, conferences, running meetups or any other types of events, this is the place for you!

You will hear and exchange best practices about building and growing vibrant communities around brands, events, passions, and even mindsets. But most importantly, you will hear why building a community is so important, and why is it one of the most effective marketing tools.

Come along to meet other great people engaged in events and communities, drinks are on us!

Rise Refresh : Escrow, flexibility of payments and network effects
Tuesday 28 January 2020

Rise Refresh: Escrow, flexibility of payments and network effects

Escrow, flexibility of payments and network effects - what can Fintechs learn from Platform Businesses Could a FinTech like Monzo learn from a platform like Deliveroo?

Actually, it could. They are both aligned on their reliance on strong network effects, a critical requirement for either to succeed. Features like escrow and smart, frictionless transactions are effective strategies used by platform businesses - and they can be key to a Fintech reaching its disruptive potential.

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. 

Private office

Private office

Premium seating

Soundproof office

Access to all facilities

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

FinTech Platform Lead

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 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

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

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

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