LendIt Fintech: 2019 Industry Award Winners Announced

The 7th annual LendIt Fintech took place this week in San Francisco and once again financial innovators from around the world showed up to listen and learn about disruption taking place in Fintech. As part of the annual conference, LendIt announced 21 winners for its third annual LendIt Fintech Industry Awards. Organizers also announced the startup winner for its 5th annual US edition of the PitchIt @ LendIt Fintech competition.

PitchIt is a Fintech startup competition for innovative financial service companies. Out of eight finalists, judges selected Possible Finance as the winner, a mobile-only lender whose loans are repaid over time and help the borrower build credit with positive payment history.

Bo Brustkern, LendIt Fintech co-founder and CEO, said they love to shine a light on the brightest starts in the Fintech sector:

“The PitchIt competition and LendIt Fintech Industry Awards do just that, and they are among the most anticipated events of the conference. Congratulations to all of the winners!”

The Winners for 2019 are highlighted below.

  • Fintech Innovator of the Year – Stash
  • Executive of the Year – David Kimball, Prosper
  • Fintech Woman of the Year – Luvleen Sidhu, BankMobile
  • International Innovator of the Year – Yiren Wealth
  • Top Consumer Lending Platform – LendingClub
  • Top Small Business Lending Platform – Funding Circle
  • Top Real Estate Platform – Sharestates
  • Emerging Lending Platform of the Year – Upgrade
  • Top Fintech Equity Investor – Edison Partners
  • Most Innovative Bank – BankMobile
  • Most Promising Partnership – OnDeck and PNC Bank
  • Most Successful Cross-Border Partnership – Kabbage and Alibaba
  • Most Innovative Mobile Technology – AutoGravity
  • Top Service Provider – Deloitte
  • Top Law Firm – Orrick
  • Blockchain Innovator of the Year – Figure
  • Excellence in Financial Inclusion – Opportunity Fund
  • Top Emerging Technology Company – CuneXus
  • Top Enterprise Technology Company – Marqeta
  • Customer Alignment – JUMO World
  • Best in Show – Bankers Healthcare Group
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