LendIt, the prominent online lending conference dedicated to connecting the global online lending community, today announced the shortlist for its competition PitchIt @ LendIt, which is organized in partnership with Capital One, an information-based lending company. This year’s finalists are Credit Kudos, GIROMATCH, KASKO, Lenderwize Ltd, LendingWell, PesaZetu, Selified and Vester AS.
“I congratulate the eight companies for being shortlisted for PitchIt @ LendIt. The competition is a great way of increasing their profile with the international fintech community and the finalists will be given the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, secure investment and meet potential partners,” affirmed LendIt Chairman and Co-Founder Peter Renton.
The selected companies reflect fintech’s diverse ecosystem, with representation from sectors including anti-fraud biometrics platforms, alternative credit scoring and mobile lending. PitchIt @ LendIt aims to find a future star within the online lending and fintech space. The shortlisted companies will pitch their business case to a panel of judges and tech industry leaders at LendIt Europe 2016, which will take place on 10-11 October, at the InterContinental London – The O2.
Amy Lenander, Managing VP and CMO, Capital One, UK; Nadeem Shaikh, Founder and CEO, Anthemis Group; Ravi Anand, Managing Director, ESF Capital; and Simon Atkinson, Director, Liberum Alternative Finance will comprise the judging panel at the event.
“We are thrilled to have received so many entries in the competition, and we now have an exciting shortlist of eight companies pitching to be the overall winner,” Lenander exclaimed. “This has been such an exciting opportunity for Capital One to be involved with and we have been astounded by the level of innovative ideas that have been put forward.”
Prior to the event, finalists will receive coaching for their pitch from L Marks as well as individual mentoring from industry leaders in order to prepare them for the competition. The overall winner will also be mentored by experts associated with Capital One Growth Labs, a partnership between Capital One and L Marks to ensure fintech startups access to expertise and capabilities to develop their innovations.