Thyngs selected for Tech Nation’s first fintech growth programme
Thyngs is delighted to announce that it is just one of 20 early-stage companies selected for Tech Nation’s first fintech growth programme.
In 2017, investment in fintech reached record levels and this year is set to be even higher with the UK now widely regarded as the global leader in fast-maturing fintech companies.
The programme is a key part of the UK Government’s Fintech Strategy, endorsed by HM Treasury, and applications were judged by senior executives from the likes of EY, Motive Partners, Passion Capital, RBS, and Starling Bank. Thyngs is also one of just seven companies outside London – and the only one headquartered in the East of England – considered to have what it takes to break through in the sector.
Eileen Burbidge, Chair of Tech Nation and HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech, and one of the judges, said: “The calibre of applications for the programme was incredibly impressive with a wide breadth of various business models.
“The companies chosen have already demonstrated that they are winners and will certainly have many more successes to come,” Burbidge, who is also chair of Fintech Delivery Panel and a partner at Passion Capital, added.
Over the next five months, Thyngs will get the chance to work with and learn from some of the most talented fintech entrepreneurs in the UK on key topics such as the challenges of scaling, partnerships with incumbents, regulations and international expansion.
We will also attend insights sessions in Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, London, to encourage cross-country networking. The programme will end with a trip to the US, where we will have the opportunity to establish a network of potential investors and partners.
We’d like to thank our investors, partners, customers, and staff in helping us get to this pivotal stage in our development, which will allow us to deliver even more value to them all.