A Better Financial World

We ignite opportunities for businesses and investors by providing a better deal for everyone.

Revolutionising a broken system

When Funding Circle was founded, we could see that businesses weren’t being given the finance to grow, while investors were making poor returns. We had a simple idea — let them support each other.

By lending directly to businesses through Funding Circle, investors can now earn attractive returns to better provide for their future. Businesses get fast, easy access to funding to grow, create jobs, support local communities and drive the economy forward. We believe it’s better for everyone.

Read how we’re driving the economy forward in our impact report.

Funding Circle team

When small businesses succeed, everyone benefits. So far, 100,000 jobs have been created directly and indirectly.

£3 billion
Lent to businesses globally

We Believe In Those Made To Do More

Business owners and investors share a common thread. They’re forward thinkers. They’re determined. They stand up to make a difference and work hard to make it happen.

That same thread runs through everyone at Funding Circle. It’s a shared mission that inspires us – we help you as you change the world.

So whether you’re a business owner who aspires to more, or an investor who wants your money to go further, we believe in you. You’re the ones we built Funding Circle for.

We’ve helped 40,000 small businesses across the world

From accountants and jewellers to bakers and film makers, we’ve helped thousands of businesses in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands to take their next step forward.

Find out about business loans

Find out how we’re helping businesses around the world.

For every £1 lent to businesses in the UK, £2 is added to the economy.

72,000 investors are earning for their future

There’s a huge community lending through Funding Circle. Thousands of people, local and national governments and financial institutions have lent over £3 billion, helping thousands of businesses while earning for their futures.

Find out about lending as an individual or institutional investing.

The world’s leading platform for small business lending

One of the best capitalised lending platforms in the world, we have raised approximately £250 million of equity capital since 2010 from some of the largest and most sophisticated investors around. Providing guidance and support as well as capital, they share our mission to build a better financial world for businesses and investors.

Our backers collectively manage over $5 trillion and are the leading firms behind Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Betfair.

Our current equity investors are Accel Partners, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, DST Global, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Sands Capital, Temasek and Union Square Ventures.

Chancellor Philip Hammond praises Funding Circle as a ‘real success story… playing an important role in our economy – helping businesses to grow and create jobs.’
City A.M. January 2017
City A.M.
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.
The Telegraph, January 2017
The Telegraph

reviews
Funding Circle has changed our lives. Accessing capital has fuelled our growth to the point where we have virtually doubled our revenue, and created quite a few jobs along the way. Thank you!
Luis, May 2017

Global leadership team

Darryl Bowman

Chief Marketing Officer

Pam Burton

Chief Operating Officer

Samir Desai CBE

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Glithero

Chief Financial Officer

Sam Hodges

Co-founder, U.S. Managing Director

Lisa Jacobs

Chief Strategy Officer

Jerome Le Luel

Chief Risk Officer

James Meekings

Co-founder, UK Managing Director

Panni Morshedi

Managing Director, Continental Europe

Lucy Vernall

General Counsel

David Yu

Chief Product Officer

Sachin Patel

Chief Capital Officer

Maria Weaver

Chief People Officer

The board

Eric Daniels

Non-executive Director

Samir Desai CBE

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Sean Glithero

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Learoyd

Chairman of the Board

Harry Nelis

Non-executive Director

Neil Rimer

Non-executive Director

Bob Steel

Non-executive Director

Ed Wray

Non-executive Director

Lucy Vernall

General Counsel, Company Secretary

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