Tagged: qed investors

ApplePie Capital CEO & Co-Founder Denise Thomas Makes Marketplace Lending Success Look Easy

“We have gained a foothold within the industry by partnering with 42 brands to date. Moving forward we will continue to innovate…” Having spent more than 20 years as a corporate executive in companies backed by prosperous VC firms including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital, ApplePie Capital CEO… Read More

Seen & Heard at LendItUSA 2017: An Industry Built to Last

LendItUSA, the annual event that jumps between New York City and San Francisco everu 12 months, opened up to larger audiences and an industry sector that endured a challenging year. The online lending sector received a two-punch assault in 2016; a battle that left the… Read More

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… Read More

Fifth Third Bancorp Partners with QED Investors on Fintech Strategy

Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced last week that it had engaged QED Investors to assist and help formulate a Fintech Strategy.  Fifth Third, like many traditional financial firms, is waking up to a new world where financial services are changing. The bank is pretty… Read More

ApplePie Inks Big $180 Million Loan Agreement. Closes $16.5 Million Series B

ApplePie Capital has signed a $180 million loan purchase agreement with TowerBrook Capital while simultaneously announcing the closing of a $16.5 million Series B funding round. The TowerBrook funding will come from its Structured Opportunities Fund and a credit facility provided by SunTrust Banks, Inc…. Read More

Scotiabank Forms Partnership With QED Investors to Promote Fintech Start-Ups in Latin America

Canadian international bank Scotiabank and U.S. venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday their partnership and mission to bring capital and industry expertise to select Latin American fintech companies. According to the companies, QED Investors will bring its deep expertise in the financial services sector… Read More

Does Online Lending Create Less Systemic Risk than Traditional Credit? It Depends…

One of the frequently touted benefits of peer to peer/marketplace lending is the heightened transparency associated with loan originations processed online.  The financial crisis of the last decade was in part fueled by the disconnect between lender and borrower. As mortgages were securitized, sliced and… Read More

Brief: Y Combinator Continuity Leads LendUp’s Latest Round to Grow L Card

LendUp has secured a $47.5M round to grow its L Card, a credit card touting no hidden fees and a flexible payback schedule;  the round was led by Y Combinator Continuity and joined by GV (Google Ventures rebranded), Thomvest Ventures, QED Investors, Data Collective, Susa Ventures, Radicle… Read More

Mexican Online Lender Konfio Raises $8 Million Series A

Fintech in Mexico continues to grow as Konfio has closed on an $8 million Series A funding round. Konfio is an online lender that finances micro-businesses in Latin America. Their mission is to boost regional economies with loans for young, promising businesses. The new funding… Read More

Franchise Loan Funder ApplePie Capital Raises $6 Million in Series A. Receives $28 Million in Debt Commitments

San Francisco based ApplePie Capital, an internet funding portal that wants to “democratize access to capital and help franchise entrepreneurs achieve their dream” has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round as the stampede to invest in the future of finance continues.  ApplePie… Read More

Orchard Platform Raises $12M in Series A Funding: An Enviable Harvest

Orchard, the Marketplace Lending Platform backed by Spark Capital, Canaan Partners, and industry veterans, secures $14.7M in total investments Founded in NYC 2013, Orchard Platform, an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series A… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Privlo Gets $3.8 Million in Seed Funding

Privlo Set to Extend Platform Across the United States. Privlo, a peer to peer lender of private real estate loans for high-quality borrowers, has raised a $3.8 million seed plus round of funding from Spark Capital and QED Investors and up to $350 million in… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform SoMoLend Raises $2.18 Million in Seed Funding

SoMoLend Holdings, a debt-based crowdfunding platform, announced today it has closed its $2.18 million seed-stage-funding round with the latest investment of $400,000 from QED Investors in Alexandria, Va. The investment will be used to further enhance the software platform, including the addition of social networking… Read More