Georgie Hazell

Georgie has worked in a number of startups across people, strategy and growth positions and now leads engagement at fintech-focused VC fund Augmentum.

Following her MBA and a consultancy project with Crowdcube, Georgie moved into venture capital. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, particularly in VC and entrepreneurship, Georgie founded women in tech network Elevate, led on UK expansion for Her Campus Media, mentors with The Girls Network, is an Investwell Community member, volunteers with Diversity VC and is training to be a coach. She has brought together thousands of women over the years through hosting diversity initiatives, including women in fintech speed mentoring sessions and monthly women in tech breakfasts.

At 29 years old, she now heads up engagement at Augmentum Fintech, the UK’s only publicly listed fintech venture capital fund. This involves supporting portfolio company growth, engaging with investors and the wider fintech ecosystem (including marketing, partnerships and diversity initiatives), and supporting the team internally. Georgie has worked hard to put Augmentum ‘on the map’ and the fund has won numerous awards, including AIC Shareholder Communications Awards for ‘Best use of social media’, AltFi Awards ‘VC Investor of the Year’ Finalists, Growth Investor Awards ‘Growth Investor of the Year, One to Watch’ and Investor Allstars ‘Venture Capital Fund of the Year’ Finalist. Georgie puts innovation and supporting individuals to fulfil their potential at the heart of her work.