Written by Ola Szaran

Chief Marketing Officer

We’ve been on a mission to make millions of students money smart since 2014 and now, thanks to the support of our investors, we can make it happen!

As a digital education company that works with universities to provide financial literacy programmes for their students we’ve been integrating with Student Services to support a variety of initiatives; including: hardship funds disbursement, international students support, and helping to reduce the financial anxiety around starting university.

“​Blackbullion has a history of being a technological innovator in the education space and it is great to see how far awareness of financial education has come in the last few years. Financial knowledge, or the lack thereof, has a huge impact on student wellbeing and mental health.” – Vivi Friedgut, Founder & CEO of Blackbullion.

We are delighted to announce the investment of £600K ($850K) in an investment round led by private capital group 24Haymarket. The funds will support us in building out the Blackbullion team and developing our technical capabilities in order to support our growing market.

Currently we are already working with 24 universities in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. We are looking forward to welcoming new partners to help us achieve our mission – to deliver financial education to a million students within the next two years!

“Working with universities to help their students develop money skills means we can empower the future generation with the confidence and abilities they need to design a life they want, not only during their studies, but also beyond graduation. To have the team at 24Haymarket supporting us is a real endorsement of our strategy so far” – says Vivi.

Paul Tselentis, CEO of 24Haymarket, commented, “24Haymarket is delighted to partner with Blackbullion. We have been impressed with Vivi’s drive, passion and vision to make financial education more accessible to students and are excited to further establish Blackbullion’s position as the leading financial education platform in the higher education sector.”

Jeremy Millard (Non-executive director elect) commented, “From the moment I met Vivi and her team at Blackbullion I was impressed with the strength of their vision to equip young people with the fundamental financial skills. These skills will be critical to their futures in a complex and fast-changing financial world. I am excited to be joining the board at this important time for the business, as we deploy the proceeds of the recent successful fundraising to build on the company’s impressive track record and portfolio of university partnerships across the globe.”

2017 was a great year at Blackbullion and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger – we can’t wait to show our partners all the exciting developments we have been working on. A big thank you to everyone who has supported us, and who believe in the power of financial education — the best is yet to come ❤️

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