Accelerator Directory / Funding Circle Ltd

Business Description

"The leading marketplace for business loans in the UK, US, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands where people and organisations lend directly to small businesses.

Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses — more than £2.5bn has been lent to 25,000 businesses in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Today, businesses can borrow directly from a wide range of investors, including more than 62,744 people, the Government-owned British Business Bank, the European Investment Bank, local councils and a number of financial organisations.

We have raised approximately £250 million of equity capital since 2010 from some of the largest and most sophisticated investors in the world. They believe in our mission to build a better financial world for businesses and investors.

Our backers collectively manage over $5 trillion and are the leading venture capital firms behind Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Betfair; and a sovereign wealth fund.

Our current equity investors are ACCEL PARTNERS, BAILLIE GIFFORD, BLACKROCK, DST GLOBAL, INDEX VENTURES, RIBBIT CAPITAL, SANDS CAPITAL, TEMASEK and UNION SQUARE VENTURES

What the press say about Funding Circle:

• City A.M. - Chancellor Philip Hammond praises "success story" Funding Circle as it announces $100m investment. Chancellor Philip Hammond has praised Funding Circle as a “real success story for British fintech” after the peer-to-peer (P2P) platform announced a new $100m (£82.5m) equity capital.

• The Telegraph - Funding Circle gets £40m in state backing to tackle business loan squeeze. Funding Circle has secured an extra £40m from the Government to lend to small businesses, providing fresh capital at a time when business borrowing is facing a squeeze."

Registered Address

71 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4V 4AY

Contact Details

Key Data

Sector
8775 Specialty Finance
Company Number
06968588
Type
Private Limited Company
Company Age
10 years
Incorporated
July 21, 2009
Status
Active
Nature of Business
64929 - Other credit granting n.e.c.
Year End
December 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2020
Latest Accounts
December 31, 2018

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