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Funding Circle

Funding Circle is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace that allows investors to lend money directly to small and medium-sized businesses.

Funding Circle was the first website to use the process of peer-to-peer lending for business funding in the UK.

Funding Circle was launched in the UK in August 2010 and operates in the UK, US, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands.


Funding Circle has raised $413.24M in 8 Funding rounds. Most recently on Jan 11, 2017 the company raised their "Series F" funding where they received $100M from Accel Partners and 7 other Investors.
It has also acquired Zencap, Endurance Lending Network & LeapPay to date. Funding Circle made investments to 121 Rental, WIFIPLUG, EUROPE SHUTTLE & Indigo Clothing as well.

As of May 2017, Funding Circle has facilitated over £2.2 billion in loans to small and medium-sized firms.

Funding Circle ranks 13th on the 2017 Fintech100 List.


Employee: Samir Desai
Title: Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Email address: samir.desai@fundingcircle.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samirdesaiuk/
Employee: Darryl Bowman
Title: CMO
Email address: darryl.bowman@fundingcircle.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darryl-bowman-a7b9051/
Employee: Sophie Thomas
Title: HR Manager
Email address: sophie.thomas@fundingcircle.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-thomas-assoc-cipd-34320011/