Bored teenagers? Augmentum Fintech launches platform to teach them about venture capital

By Aisling Finn on Tuesday 31 March 2020

Savings and Investment

The fintech investment company is trying to tackle the boredom of teenagers out of school across the country.

Bored teenagers? Augmentum Fintech launches platform to teach them about venture capital
Image source: TeenVC

Augmentum Fintech, the publicly-listed VC, has today announced it is launching TeenVC—a free digital education platform aimed to help teach teenagers about venture capital and entrepreneurship.

TeenVC, which has gone live today, is aimed at teenagers between the ages of 14-18  and will be regularly updated twice a week throughout the whole month of April.

The digital programme comprises 10 modules and will use videos, articles and quizzes to teach teens about different elements of the VC industry.

Alongside the programme content, TeenVC will also share videos from industry professionals on their experiences and virtual Q&A sessions.

Tim Levene, CEO of Augmentum Fintech, said: “At a time when teenagers are at home with more time on their hands, we thought we’d help break the boredom in an engaging, educational manner, helping teens from all walks of life learn about VC, tech and entrepreneurship.” 

“We decided to launch TeenVC to continue the work digitally, educating young people about an industry rarely talked about in careers education in schools and colleges.”

The 10-module programme will build up to ‘The TeenVC Challenge’ a deal-sourcing exercise where students will compete for a space on an insight experience programme with Augmentum Fintech later this year.

Just last week Augmentum Fintech moved to reassure investors that despite the coronavirus pandemic its portfolio can hold up in the current economic climate following the company’s share price almost halving.

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