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Motive Partners applies its proprietary I-O-I approach (Investors-Operators-Innovators)  to address the financial technology opportunity – investing, operating and innovating as a single discipline.

Founded in 2015, Motive Partners is a fully integrated investment platform, combining Investors, Operators and Innovators, investing across stage (venture, growth and buyout) in technology enabled financial and business services in North America and Europe. Motive has offices in New York City and London, with over 220 professionals, managing approximately $4.8 billion in assets under management.

The Motive Partners’ team has acquired deep expertise and connectivity across the financial technology landscape over the last four decades – a horizontal sector that touches all parts of the global economy.

Financial
technology

In 2008, financial institutions were spending just over $300bn (source: Celent) on technology. By 2020 this had nearly tripled to more than $800bn (source: Gartner), driven by seismic shifts in regulation, economic pressures and the emergence of new technologies.

Motive Partners believes that Financial Technology presents a potential market value opportunity of $9.6tn by 2030 (source: proprietary, Motive). Financial services are crucial for an efficient economic system, yet few truly understand the complexity of the technology platforms that underpins the industry and the organisations that operate them. Financial technology sits at the intersection of technology and commerce, and as businesses, governments and consumers continue to realize and unlock the potential of technology in everyday activities, so the financial technology opportunity continues to grow.

To navigate this highly complex landscape and capitalize on the forces shaping its future, new ways of thinking, operating and executing have to be brought to the table.

A fully-integrated in-house combination of Investors, Operators and Innovators can help capture the unprecedented value opportunity that has been catalyzed in recent years, and is expected to continue to accelerate through the decade ahead.

We invest where we believe our transformational capital can empower management teams to achieve substantial value creation and outsized returns without taking undue risk.

$9.6tn

Motive Partners believes that Financial
Technology presents a potential market value
opportunity of $9.6tn
by 2030

Source: proprietary, Motive

Banking

Capital Markets

Data & Analytics

Insurance

Payments

Wealth & Asset Management

Motive Partners invests in technology enabled financial and business services companies across six core sub-sectors: Banking, Capital Markets, Data & Analytics, Insurance, Payments and Wealth & Asset Management. Motive Partners invests across stages, from venture to growth to buyout opportunities, in North America and Europe. Motive’s objective is to generate attractive absolute and relative returns without taking undue risk.As industry structures and technologies become ever more complex, we believe that specialization is central to achieving the best results. Motive’s integrated approach, combining Investors (Motive Capital), Operators (Industry Partners) and Innovators (Motive Create), provides a competitive advantage when navigating the financial technology opportunity.Motive seeks to provide portfolio companies with transformational capital, through a combination of deep context, conviction, capabilities and culture. By applying extensive Investing, Operating and Innovating capabilities we enable management teams to accelerate growth, achieve operational excellence and innovate in a dynamic sector.

value
creation

Real-world operating and innovating expertise is at the heart of Motive’s culture. We invest where our transformational capital can empower management teams to achieve substantial value creation and outsized returns without taking undue risk.