our
Strategies

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.

MOTIVE VENTURES
  • Investing in Pre-Seed to Series A stage companies
  • Companies based in North America and Europe
  • Taking meaningful minority positions as (co-)lead investor
  • Investing in technology-enabled financial and business services companies
  • Equity investments from $1 – 10 million
MOTIVE Capital
  • Investing in growth, advanced growth and buyout opportunities
  • Companies based in North America and Europe
  • Investing in technology-enabled financial and business services companies
  • Equity investments from $25 million
About
us

Founded in 2015, Motive Partners is a specialist private equity platform, combining Investors, Operators and Innovators, to build, back and buy the technology companies that enable the financial economy. Motive invests across stage in technology enabled financial and business services in North America and Europe. Motive has offices in New York City, London and Berlin, with over 200 professionals, and has raised $6.3 billion across two Investment programs, Motive Ventures (early stage) and Motive Capital (growth and buyout).

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 $300 billion (source: Celent) on technology. By 2020 this had nearly tripled to more than $800 billion (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 $9.6 trillion 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 $9.6 trillion
by 2030

Source: proprietary, Motive

Banking & Payments

Capital Markets

Data & Analytics

Insurance

Wealth & Asset Management

Motive Partners invests in technology enabled financial and business services companies across five core sub-sectors: Banking & Payments, Capital Markets, Data & Analytics, Insurance 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.