LendIt Announces Finalists For the Third Annual LendIt Fintech Industry Awards

LendIt announced this week the finalists for its third annual LendIt Fintech Industry Awards. According to the organization, this year’s event will take place on April 9th and bring together 400 Fintech influencers and innovators to celebrate outstanding achievement in 21 unique categories. The finalists are listed below.

Fintech Innovator of the Year: Awarded to the company that has demonstrated a strong culture of innovation, producing groundbreaking changes in the industry in the past year

  • Plaid
  • Onfido
  • Figure
  • ZestFinance
  • Stash
  • Varo

Executive of the Year: Awarded to the senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, integrity, performance and team-building within his or her company, while at the same time contributing to advancement of the industry.

  • Steven Streit: Green Dot
  • David Kimball: Propser
  • Tom Burnside: LendingPoint
  • Noah Breslow: OnDeck
  • Shivani Siroya: Tala

Fintech Woman of the Year: Awarded to the senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, integrity, performance and team-building within her company, while at the same time contributing to advancement of the industry.

  • Jennifer Tescher: CFSI
  • Luvleen Sidhu: BankMobile
  • Yihan Fang: Yirendai
  • Andrea Gellert: OnDeck
  • Valerie Kay: LendingClub

International Innovator of the Year: Awarded to the company, domiciled outside the US, that has demonstrated a strong culture of innovation, producing groundbreaking changes in the industry.

  • WeLab
  • Borrowell
  • Yiren Wealth
  • Blue Motor Finance
  • Lexin
  • Innovative Assessments

Top Consumer Lending Platform: Awarded to the top consumer lending platform based on a combination of loan performance, volume, growth, product diversity and responsiveness to stakeholders.

  • GreenSky
  • Propser
  • Zopa
  • LendingClub
  • Marlette Funding

Top Small Business Lending Platform: Awarded to the top small business lending platform based on a combination of loan performance, volume, growth, product diversity and responsiveness to stakeholders.

  • Funding Circle
  • Kabbage
  • BlueVine
  • OnDeck
  • Credibly
  • Lendio

Top Real Estate Platform: Awarded to the top real estate platform based on a combination of performance, volume, growth, product diversity and responsiveness to stakeholders.

  • LendingHome
  • PeerStreet
  • Sharestates
  • AnchorLoans
  • LandBay
  • Roofstock

Emerging Lending Platform of the Year: Awarded to the young company that has demonstrated the greatest potential to impact the future of online lending.

  • Upgrade
  • Qwil
  • Figure
  • Uplift
  • Better.com
  • CircleUp

Top Fintech Equity Investor: Awarded to the venture capital or private equity firm that has invested in a range of successful fintech startups and contributed to the industry’s vision.

  • Colchis
  • Cefif
  • EdisonPartners
  • Qed Investors
  • Upper90

Most Innovative Bank: Awarded to the bank that is leading the way in embracing fintech and new means of doing business.

  • BankMobile
  • Laurel Road
  • HSBC
  • NBKC Bank
  • Varo

Most Promising Partnership: Awarded to the company that has completed and publicly announced an innovative partnership in the fintech community.

  • Amount and TD Bank
  • OnDeck and PNC Bank
  • Finicity, FICO, and Experian
  • HSBC and SoftBank Robotics America
  • TransUnion and PeerIQ
  • BMO Harris Bank and SpringFour

Most Successful Cross-Border Partnership: Awarded to the company that has completed and publicly announced an innovative cross-border partnership in the fintech community.

  • Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
  • Kabbage and Alibaba
  • Kasisto and Standard Chartered Bank

Most Innovative Mobile Technology: Awarded to the company that has demonstrated a strong culture of innovation, producing significant mobile based technology advances in the past year.

  • Dave
  • AutoGravity
  • fonYou
  • TransUnion

Top Service Provider: Presented to the service provider that has demonstrated deep expertise, unique value, strong ROI, commitment to clients and the fostering of a deeper understanding of fintech.

  • Deloitte
  • Experian
  • Wilmington Trust
  • Millennium Trust Company
  • First Associates

Top Law Firm: Presented to the law firm that has demonstrated deep expertise, unique value, and commitment to clients and the dissemination of legal best practices for fintech.

  • Goodwin Procter
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Ballard Spahr
  • Buckley
  • Manatt
  • Orrick

Blockchain Innovator of the Year: Awarded to the company that has demonstrated a strong culture of innovation, producing groundbreaking changes in the blockchain industry in the past year.

  • Figure
  • Symbiont
  • Global Debt Registry
  • Harbor
  • Hydrogen
  • Finastra

Excellence in Financial Inclusion: Awarded to the company that has made the biggest difference in expanding access to financial services in new and innovative ways.

  • Opportunity Fund
  • Oportun
  • MoneyLion
  • LenddoEFL
  • Aura
  • Elevate

Top Emerging Technology Company: Awarded to the young company that has demonstrated the greatest potential technological impact on the fintech community.

  • Narmi
  • Tally
  • Nova
  • dv01
  • DebtTrader
  • Cunexus

Top Enterprise Technology Company: Awarded to the company that has demonstrated the greatest impact for the enterprise technology market.

  • ThreatMetrix
  • Emailage
  • Blend
  • Marqeta
  • Roostify
  • TrueAccord

Customer Alignment: Awarded to the company that has demonstrated strong alignment with their customers so that in all circumstances they win only when their customers win.

  • Jumo
  • Upgrade
  • Aura
  • LendingClub
  • Oportun
  • Scratchpay

Best in Show: Awarded to the best exhibitor at LendIt Fintech USA 2018, judged on booth design and impression as well as staff conviction and enthusiasm. This award will be announced in the exhibition hall at the Moscone Center on April 10th.

LendIt went on to add that the event includes a pre-dinner networking reception, a 3-course dinner, live entertainment, and the awards ceremony.

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