Zopa, Funding Circle UK, Lemonade Among Winners of the 2017 LendIt Awards

LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, held its first annual awards on Tuesday in New York City. As previously reported, The organization stated 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 Jones, Co-Founder of LendIt, recently commented:

“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.”

Winners of the first annual LendIt Awards are listed below (in bold).

Innovator 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
  • Scott Sanborn, President & CEO of LendingClub

Fintech Woman of the Year

  • 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

Top Consumer Lending Platform

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

Emerging Consumer Lending Platform

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

Top Small Business Lending Platform

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

Emerging Small Business Lending Platform

  • ApplePie Capital
  • Capital Float
  • Credibility Capital
  • Lendio
  • Lendix
  • Wunder Capital

Top Real Estate Platform

  • LendingHome
  • LendInvest
  • RealCrowd

Emerging Real Estate Platform

  • Fund That Flip
  • Income&
  • PeerStreet
  • Point
  • Sharestates
  • Sindeo

Top Fund Manager

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

International Innovator of the Year

  • Afluenta
  • 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 Mayer
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Deloitte US

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

Top 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
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