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 investing in successful and growing businesses through Funding Circle, investors can diversify their fixed-income portfolios and access attractive returns. Businesses get fast, easy access to financing to grow, create jobs, support local communities and drive the economy forward. We believe it’s better for everyone.
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.
From accountants and jewelers to bakers and film makers, we’ve helped thousands of businesses in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands to take their next step forward.
There’s a huge community lending through Funding Circle. Thousands of people, local and national governments and financial institutions have lent over $4 billion, helping thousands of businesses.
One of the best capitalized lending platforms in the world, we have raised approximately $373 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