Lendio Named to the 2018 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups
CB Insights honors Lendio for achievements in marketplace lending technology
SILICON SLOPES, Utah – October 24, 2018 – CB Insights named Lendio to the second annual Fintech 250 list, a prestigious group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology.
“It’s an honor for Lendio to be listed among the innovative companies driving the fintech industry forward,” said Brock Blake, Lendio CEO and founder. “Lendio is doing its part to power the economy by bridging the financing gap for small businesses. We are committed to shaping the future of marketplace lending to help business owners unlock their financial potential.”
Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, recently announced it has facilitated over $1 billion in financing to more than 51,000 small businesses across the U.S. Through access to this growth capital, Lendio’s small business customers have generated an estimated $3.8 billion in gross economic output and created more than 25,000 jobs nationwide. Lendio’s milestone comes after an 80 percent increase in loans funded through its platform in the last year.
The CB Insights research team selected the Fintech 250 companies based on several factors including data submitted by each company and their Mosaic Score. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies. Through this evidence-based, statistically-driven approach, the Mosaic Score can help predict a company’s momentum, market health and financial viability.
“After we named the inaugural Fintech 250 in 2017, they went on to raise $23B including 30 rounds of over $100 million. Twenty-two of the Fintech 250 have already exited with half via IPO. This year, we’ve added 113 new companies to the Fintech 250 using the CB Insights Mosaic algorithm, and the group is broad, covering everything from insurance tech to consumer banking to capital markets tech. We look forward to the success of this year’s group,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal.
Quick facts on the 2018 Fintech 250:
- 30 of the Fintech 250 companies have reached a unicorn valuation of $1B or more.
- Since 2017, these 250 private companies have raised $31.8B across 373 deals.
- There were 82 $100M+ mega-rounds to the Fintech 250 since 2013, with 33 of them in 2018 year-to-date (YTD).
- 113 new companies were introduced to the 2018 Fintech 250 list.
- 44% of the 2018 Fintech 250 list are based outside the United States, representing 31 countries.
- Ant Financial is the most well-funded company on the Fintech 250 list, having raised approximately $19.1B across 4 investments.
The Fintech 250 Companies (in alphabetical order):
10x Future Technologies
Ant Financial Services Group
Circle Internet Financial
Cross River Bank
Even Responsible Finance
Ezetap Mobile Solutions
Greenlight Financial Technology
Money Design (THEO)
New York Shipping Exchange
Paytm Payments Bank
Symphony Communication Services
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Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. With a network of over 75 lenders offering multiple loan products, Lendio’s marketplace is the center of small business lending. Bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term, low-interest traditional loans, our technology makes small business lending simple and decreases the amount of time and effort it takes to secure funding. For every loan facilitated on Lendio’s marketplace platform, Lendio Gives, an employee contribution and employer matching program, donates a percentage of funds to low-income entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva.org. More information about Lendio is available at www.lendio.com. Information about Lendio franchising opportunities can be found at www.lendiofranchise.com.
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