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FINTECH ADVICE INFORMATION and DEVELOPMENT

At FinFire


We support rapid development of financial technology projects that enable the advance of the new Digital Currency Economy. If you have a project that is disruptive to the status quo in banking, payments, or FX, be it peer-to-peer, mobile-social, or any technology-based innovation in financial services, we'd love to hear from you.

FinFire have been active in some of the biggest Digital Currency projects of recent years and are proud to be a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association.

We are living in a transformational era for financial services. FinFire aren’t traditional ‘hands off’ advisors. We have delivered real projects at the cutting edge of Alternative Finance Technology. Here’s how we can help you.


Fin-Tech Fund Raising

Having been involved in one of the largest funding rounds for one of the largest Bitcoin operations in the world, we have the expertise and contacts to assist in raising finance for FinTech.

Our team can support you in building your case, becoming investor-ready and making the right connections - whether you are at the seed or early angel stage or looking for your first major investment round for growth.

Digital Currency Consulting

Are you looking to add digital currency support to your existing business? Do you want your business to be a disruptor, not one of the disrupted? Do you need a rapid prototype for a new DC related product or service? Do you need help with analysis, strategy, building a business case or conducting technical due diligence?

As founding members of the UK Digital Currency Association and early adopters of all the leading protocols such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ripple, we have a deep understanding of the science, technology, people and markets driving cryptocurrencies.

Concept to Market

Rapid prototyping through remote and collaborative working is the secret to success for many tech startups.

FinFire doesn’t just provide advice and guidance, we are able to directly apply our technical expertise to client projects to bring a concept to life, accelerate development, provide digital currency functionality and interconnectors, and extend and localise to new geographies. We’ve done it successfully for ourselves, now let us do it for you.

Our Recent Portfolio


Dreams


FinFire have been retained as advisors for the UK launch of the Dreams brand. Dreams is a social mobile banking 2.0 platform that is poised to drive the future of banking for the millennial generation. FinFire are advising on strategy and access to the UK banking sector.

P2P Consultancy


The FinFire team were early adopters of P2P. As lenders, borrowers, investors and analysts, we have unrivalled direct experience across the P2P marketplace from debt to equity, property to invoice finance. Together with our partners we have built a comprehensive database of European P2P businesses, constantly tracking a fast-moving and rapidly developing sector. We provide regular speakers on P2P in finance raising, working with organisations such as the IoD. We can help you understand, plan, engage, compete and profit from P2P.

KnC Cloud


KnC Cloud is a Bitcoin Mining service that allows Bitcoin Wallet providers and Bitcoin ATM providers to access freshly mined Bitcoin. These are then used for onward supply to their customers. This project involved collaborating with the KnC front-end designers for the development and the setup of a complete offshore corporate structure based in the Isle of Man. Teams from four countries, all coordinated by FinFire consultants in the UK made this happen, on time and on budget.

KnC Bitcoin Wallet


In 2013, FinFire were contracted to design and produce a Bitcoin wallet with integrated directory to support the development of the KnC brand within the Bitcoin ecosystem. FinFire consultants lead a cross-border team of product specialists, UI Designers and web developers to develop, test and launch the wallet for both iOS and Android

Telia Sonera Workshops


As part of our Digital Currency Workshop series, FinFire were invited to present at the half-yearly conference for Telia Sonera country managers. This 90 minute session is a popular format for executives who want to keep abreast of the news and developments in the fast-moving digital currency sector.

KnC Fund Raise


FinFire acted as consultants to KnC Group the in the recent $14M Series A investment round, one of the largest fund raises in the embryonic Bitcoin ecosystem. Our work included preparation of investment materials and supporting presentations with potential investors.

Ditigal Currency Gateway


FinFire have developed a toolkit to enable two-way, web-based integration between cryptocurrencies and other established payment systems. This includes the protocols for cash and card payments underpinned by full security and best-practice KYC and AML to European standards.

Our Core Team




Adrian Cole

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Adrian joined BT as a graduate from the University of Nottingham and pursued a varied career in telecoms which saw him lead product development for BT’s Broadband Home Networking products and launch the first WiFi router in the UK. After 5 years, Adrian left BT and worked representing international telecoms vendors, 2Wire and then Sagemcom helping to develop new business with major European Telecoms operators including BSkyB, BT, Telenor and the Alcatel-Lucent sales channel.

Adrian co-founded FinFire in 2013 as a boutique Digital Currency consultancy where he is the current CEO. His first project was Bitcoin ‘Mining as a Service’. Adrian is a founder member of the UK Digital Currency Association. In his spare time, Adrian bakes bread, gives workshops on photography and spends as much time as possible playing silly games with his young children



Andrew Coleman

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Andrew is an investor and advisor in new technology ventures, applying thirty years’ experience in IT, new business development, strategy and partnerships. Andrew’s career includes senior international roles as European principal of a technology investment advisory group, director of partnerships for BT New Ventures and head of technical strategy, alliances and partnerships for Fujitsu, living and working in USA, Europe and Australia.

Previously Andrew consulted in IT strategy, running a national practice; taught Information Management at Napier University Business School, launching a new degree course; and started his career developing financial software having taught himself programming as a teenager. Andrew holds a first class honours degree from the University of Leicester, a Masters in Computational Theory from the University of Edinburgh, and has published in computing and game theory



Ben Cole

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Ben began his career in Telecoms while still studying for his Degree in Computer Science at the University of Bath. He held the lead role for development and implementation of the customer facing portals for a Small Business focused VoIP provider, gradwell.com.

Shortly after graduating, Ben was elected to lead the Finance, Democracy and Communication functions of the University of Bath Students’ Union, representing 14,000 students. During his tenure, Student Engagement was increased by 15% and increased levels of funding for the Union were secured for a 5 year term.

In 2009 Ben joined the Product Management team within TalkTalk Business to develop and deliver FTTC based connectivity to the UK Wholesale market,

Most recently Ben co-founded FinFire, where he is the CTO and leads product development. When not at his keyboard Ben can be found kayaking down rivers, cycling up hills or winning competitions with his Dodgeball team.