About Us

We're building a better financial world. 

 

Funding Circle was created with a big idea: to revolutionize the antiquated banking system and secure a better deal for everyone. Thousands of loans later, we’ve helped businesses grow, investors prosper and the economy flourish. And we’ve taken this progress global. Funding Circle is now the world’s leading online marketplace lender exclusively focused on small business.

Leadership

Robert Steel

Robert Steel

Non-executive Director

Ed Wray

Ed Wray

Non-executive Director

Harry Nelis

Harry Nelis

Non-executive Director

Andrew Learoyd

Andrew Learoyd

Non-executive Director

Neil Rimer

Neil Rimer

Non-executive Director

Samir Desai

Samir Desai

Co-founder & CEO

James Meekings

James Meekings

Co-founder & CMO

Andrew Mullinger

Andrew Mullinger

Co-founder & Global Head of Credit

Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-founder & U.S. Managing Director

Read more about our team

 

Funding Circle in the U.S. 

 

What makes us different? Our roots are in small business. Our U.S. founders, Sam Hodges and Alex Tonelli, started Funding Circle because they were small business owners themselves; they had experienced first-hand how hard it is to access finance, even when you have a successful business that’s well along its way. After opening their 96th loan rejection letter, they realized something was wrong. The traditional bank loan system was broken. So, they set out to build a better solution for American small business owners.

We’re now serving the millions of American small businesses who the banks have left behind. Since we were founded in 2010, we have lent $800 million globally to small business owners to help them grow their businesses.