Lendit Announces Finalists For First Annual Industry Awards

Jason Jones and Peter Rention LenditUSA 2016


LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, announced on Thursday the finalists for its first annual LendIt Industry Awards. The organization revealed that out of hundreds of applicants worldwide, the selected finalists were placed in  18 categories, which notably celebrate fintech market leaders, emerging innovators, and top talent. Finalists were chosen based on innovation, emerging talent and top performers.

jason jonesJason Jones, Co-Founder of LendIt, shared:

“Having been on the front lines of emerging and later stage Fintech companies for the past five years, we wanted to unveil our own best of the best industry accolades. We were positively overwhelmed with the high number and high caliber of entrees. These finalists represent some of the most innovative companies that are radically improving financial services through technology.”

Lendit also reported that the finalists would be evaluated by more than 30 renowned Fintech industry experts including CEOs, investors, and media. The winners will be announced during the LendIt Industry Awards Show & Dinner at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on March 7th. In addition to the ceremony, the LendIt Industry Awards evening will include a cocktail reception,  dinner, and live entertainment. Below are the finalists, per category:

zopa-at-lendit-london-ukInnovator of the Year

  • Fundbox
  • Lemonade
  • LendKey
  • XOR Data Exchange
  • Zopa

Executive of the Year

  • Noah Breslow, CEO, OnDeck
  • Matt Burton, CEO, Orchard
  • Dave Girouard, Founder & CEO, Upstart
  • Matt Humphrey, Co-founder and CEO, LendingHome
  • David Klein, CEO & Co-Founder, CommonBond
  • Raul Vazquez, CEO, Oportun

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  • Olympia De Castro, Partner, Community Investment Management (CIM)
  • Jilliene Helman, CEO, RealtyMogul
  • Krista Morgan, CEO & Founder, P2Binvestor
  • Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Kabbage
  • Denise Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder, ApplePie Capital
  • Eva Wong, Co-Founder and COO, Borrowell

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  • Avant
  • LightStream
  • Marlette Funding
  • SoFi
  • Upstart
  • Zopa

Emerging Consumer Lending Platform

  • Afluenta
  • Ascend Consumer Finance
  • Better Mortgage
  • Borrowell
  • Flexiti Financial
  • Float Credit

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  • Ascentium Capital
  • Iwoca
  • Kabbage
  • OnDeck
  • StreetShares
  • SmartBiz

Emerging Small Business Lending Platform

  • ApplePie Capitalphoto-lendix-2017
  • Capital Float
  • Credibility Capital
  • Lendio
  • Lendix
  • Wunder Capital

Top Real Estate Platform

  • LendingHome
  • LendInvest
  • RealCrowd

Emerging Real Estate Platform

  • Fund That Flip
  • Income&
  • PeerStreet
  • PointPeerStreet Moving Up
  • Sharestates
  • Sindeo

Top Fund Manager

  • HCG Fund Management
  • Incline Fund Management
  • Prime Meridian Capital Management

International Innovator of the Year

  • AfluentaAfluenta Alejandro Cosentino
  • Finomena
  • Innovative Assessments
  • Meniga
  • Shenzhen RRJC Financial Informational Service Co.
  • Trulioo

Top Law Firm

  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
  • Clifford Chance
  • Chapman and Cutler
  • Ballard Spahr

Top Accounting Firm

  • Burr Pilger Mayerfrank_rotman
  • KPMG
  • PwC

Top Fintech Equity Investor

  • Canaan Partners
  • Center for Financial Services Innovation
  • Khosla Ventures
  • QED Investors
  • SenaHill Partners

Most Innovative Bank

  • Cross River Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • ICICI Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • UBS
  • WebBank

ram-ahluwalia-ceo-and-co-founder-of-peeriqTop Service Provider

  • Blend
  • Cloud Lending Solutions
  • First Associates Loan Servicing
  • LendKey
  • PeerIQ
  • ThreatMetrix

Best Journalist Coverage

  • Anna Irrera, Fintech Correspondent, Reuters
  • Zack Miller, Founder and Editor, Tradestreaming
  • Sean Murray, President and Chief Editor, deBanked
  • George Popescu, Editor in Chief, Lending Times
  • Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior Reporter, Business Insider UK
  • Tony Zerucha, Managing Editor, Bankless Times

Best in Show

  • Announced at the ceremony. Awarded to the best exhibitor at LendIt, judged on booth design and impression as well as staff conviction and enthusiasm.
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