We help European fintech founders hit the ground running from inception to seed



Schema Capital is a venture capital investment and advisory company dedicated to supporting European fintech founders from inception to seed. 

We focus on “deep fintech”, where emerging technologies (blockchain, AI, IoT, quantum) are revolutionising the infrastructure of financial services and enabling entirely novel ways of creating and consuming financial products and services


We also run The Drawing Board, a rolling advisory programme destined to help entrepreneurs hit the ground running and raise an institutional seed round.

The programme offers hands-on assistance with business strategy, product design and development, business development, investor documentation, pitch preparation and all things finance until a CFO steps in.

If you would like to apply, fill out the form in this page, and we will get back in touch with a 1-hour mentoring session.



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Pre-seed & seed angel investor and micro VC. Hands-on advisor and mentor to Fintech startups. Previously working for financial institutions.

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Pete Townsend's profile picture

Fintech advisor and mentor. Co-host of the entrepreneurship podcast Money Never Sleeps. Previously working for financial institutions.

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Some of the companies

we've helped

With either capital or labour power (or both)

Institutional currency hedging, simplified

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Redefining monetization of in-game items

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Crypto-backed loans

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The first institutional-grade global network for digital securities

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Accessible and tradeable alternative investments

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AI augmented entity-name matching

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A digital network for the launching and trading of investment funds

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A platform for registry networks

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Powering international cash transactions

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Developing a new transactional infrastructure

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Derivatives liquidity protocol

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Crypto payment solution for merchants

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Schema Capital Ltd

86-90 Paul St

London EC2A 4NE



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