Funding Stories

6 years of small business stories

Updated: 25 February 2022

Funding Circle was founded in the UK in August 2010 by 3 university friends, Samir Desai, James Meekings and Andrew Mullinger to revolutionise the way small businesses access finance. Today, Funding Circle helps small businesses access the finance they need to grow across the UK, US, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

Did you know?

We recently commissioned a report to help us better understand the impact lending and borrowing through Funding Circle has on the UK economy. Since 2010, Funding Circle investors and businesses have helped:

  • boost economic activity (measured by GVA) by £2.7 billion
  • create over 40,000 jobs
  • build approximately 2,200 family homes

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The Funding Circle team

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