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In partnership with Aviva

Our Fintech sector is backed by Aviva, the largest UK insurer and the largest UK Commercial Property Investor with 18m customers across UK, Ireland and Canada.

A fast-track for talented entrepreneurs

Build a business from scratch with our expert team

You'll join our studio team and spend up to 6-months validating your idea and building the product alongside a team of functional experts across product, design, talent, data science, engineering and growth.

Capital to launch and scale

If you've proven the concept, we'll invest £150k to help you launch. We will also help you hire top talent to take you to the next stage.

Once you've launched, and incorporated as a standalone business, you'll join our award-winning Accelerator Program.

Access to the powerhouse of financial services

Leverage the support of the UK's largest insurer and commercial property investor as you build and scale your business.

Depending on your company and its needs, support from Aviva could range from distribution, pilots, commercial partnerships, product validation through to investment and more.

We're your team of functional experts

We're your team of industry experts, investors and entrepreneurs, and we're ready to work with you from day one.

A community for life

Founders Factory and its sister organisations have built the largest technology ecosystem in Europe.

We will unlock significant value from our network of investors, partners and founders across geographies, and we'll help you to raise your next rounds of capital to rapidly scale.

Born in our Venture Studio

An AI-powered online shopping tool that allows users to purchase products from any e-commerce site via the app.

Raised $51m

Sector AI

Delivers an entirely new category of made-to-order healthy convenience food by combining robotics with AI and state-of-the-art machine sensing.

Raised £14.5m

Sector AI

The first truly digital end-to-end mortgage manager in the UK. Re-imagining mortgages to make getting one faster, less cumbersome, more certain, and ultimately cheaper.

Raised £7m

Sector Fintech

Combining the best of audio storytelling with the richness of the web, creating a next-generation platform for rich audio content.

Raised $3.1m

Sector EdTech

From idea to startup: how we built Tembo from scratch

Discover the story of how Richard Dana, former Founders Factory CFO, turned an idea into family lending platform Tembo through the Founders Factory Venture Studio

Read the story

Our portfolio have gone on to raise over £400 million in further capital

Acre, born in our studio, have raised a total of £7 million to date, from Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) and Aviva Ventures. Acre was also selected by PMS, the UK’s leading mortgage club and part of Sesame Bankhall Group, to be a preferred technology partner for directly authorised advisers. More than 6,000 mortgage advisers placing business through PMS can have free access to Acre’s platform.

Here's who you could be working with at Aviva

From C-Suite innovation leaders, to specialists in any given area.

A unique opportunity to build a business from scratch, with almost zero risk

If you have an idea for a venture in the fintech space, apply to join us.

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