Funding Circle, the world’s leading lending platform focused exclusively on small business, today confirmed Community Investment Management (“CIM”), an impact investment firm focused on marketplace lending, will finance an additional $100 million in loans to businesses originated through Funding Circle in the U.S.
The multi-year agreement, which extends the existing relationship between Funding Circle and CIM, will allow Funding Circle to provide a much-needed, further injection of capital into America’s small business sector.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with CIM, who share our values and mission to help small businesses grow and thrive,” said Sam Hodges, co-founder and US managing director at Funding Circle. “Through this additional investment, together we can help even more businesses access the transparent and responsible financing they need to stimulate job creation and economic growth in their local communities.”
Since launching in 2010, investors at Funding Circle – including 60,000 individuals, financial institutions, government, and the listed Funding Circle SME Income Fund – have helped more than 25,000 businesses globally access $3 billion in transparent and affordable financing. CIM was one of Funding Circle’s earliest institutional partners in the U.S.
“Funding Circle is a leader in innovative lending to small businesses who are underserved by traditional lenders,” said Jacob Haar, Managing Partner at CIM. “We are pleased to expand our relationship to further empower small businesses across the United States with responsible financing.”
Community Investment Management (“CIM”) is an impact investment firm focused on marketplace lending. CIM provides responsible and transparent financing to small businesses in the United States in partnership with a select group of technology-driven lenders. CIM combines experience, innovation, and values to align the interests of small business borrowers and investors. More information is available at http://www.cim-llc.com.
Funding Circle (www.fundingcircle.com) is the world’s leading lending platform for business loans, matching small businesses who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the UK, US and Europe. Since launching in 2010, investors at Funding Circle – including 60,000 individuals, financial institutions, the listed Funding Circle SME Income Fund and Government – have lent more than $3 billion to 25,000 businesses globally. Funding Circle has raised $373m in equity capital from the same investors that backed Facebook, Twitter and Airbnb.