James Devlin


It is exciting to invest in teams with clear visions of the problems they are trying to solve. Our role is to support them in the journey both financially and through access to Fidelity’s global ecosystem with the aim of bringing that vision to reality.

"Sometimes I feel James wants our business to succeed even more than I do!" Matt Smith
co-Founder & CEO, SteelEye

In the spotlight

Which global fintech trend are you most excited about and why?

The emergence of firms that facilitate retail investor access to alternative assets. Everyone should have access to as broad an investment universe as scalable technology can allow.

What is the fintech you wish you had backed and why?

iCapital Network and Coinbase. Both have delivered on their mission to broaden the investor base for operationally complex asset classes. In their case private equity and cryptocurrencies.

Which entrepreneur would you invite to a fantasy dinner party?

Thomas Peterffy, Founder and Chairman of Interactive Brokers. Large personality with a deep affinity for technology in financial markets.