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Jan 24, 2017 12:00 PM ET

Finalists Announced for First Annual LendIt Industry Awards

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iCrowdNewswire - Jan 24, 2017


Finalists in 18 Leading Fintech Categories To Be Recognized at World’s Largest Show in Lending and Fintech on March 7 in New York City


NEW YORK — LendIt, the world’s largest show in lending and Fintech, today announced finalists for its first annual LendIt Industry Awards. Out of hundreds of applicants worldwide, the selected finalists are all vying for top honors within 18 categories, which celebrate Fintech market leaders, emerging innovators, and top talent.

The finalists will be evaluated by more than 30 renowned Fintech industry experts including CEOs, investors and media. The winners will be announced during the LendIt Industry Awards Show & Dinner taking place on March 7th, 2017 at the Edison Ballroom in the heart of New York City. In addition to the ceremony, the LendIt Industry Awards evening will include a cocktail reception, a 3-course dinner and live entertainment.

“Having been on the front lines of emerging and later stage Fintech companies for the past five years, we wanted to unveil our own best of the best industry accolades,” said Jason Jones, CoFounder of LendIt. “We were positively overwhelmed with the high number and high caliber of entrees. These finalists represent some of the most innovative companies that are radically improving financial services through technology.”

Below are the finalists, per category:

Innovator of the Year

  • Fundbox
    • Lemonade
    • LendKey
    • XOR Data Exchange
    • Zopa

Executive of the Year

  • Noah Breslow, CEO, OnDeck
    • Matt Burton, CEO, Orchard
    • Dave Girouard, Founder & CEO, Upstart
    • Matt Humphrey, Co-founder and CEO, LendingHome
    • David Klein, CEO & Co-Founder, CommonBond
    • Raul Vazquez, CEO, Oportun

Fintech Woman of the Year

  • Olympia De Castro, Partner, Community Investment Management (CIM)
    • Jilliene Helman, CEO, RealtyMogul
    • Krista Morgan, CEO & Founder, P2Binvestor
    • Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Kabbage
    • Denise Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder, ApplePie Capital
    • Eva Wong, Co-Founder and COO, Borrowell

Top Consumer Lending Platform

  • Avant
    • LightStream
    • Marlette Funding
    • SoFi
    • Upstart
    • Zopa

Emerging Consumer Lending Platform

  • Afluenta
    • Ascend Consumer Finance
    • Better Mortgage
    • Borrowell
    • Flexiti Financial
    • Float Credit

Top Small Business Lending Platform

  • Ascentium Capital
    • Iwoca
    • Kabbage
    • OnDeck
    • StreetShares
    • SmartBiz

Emerging Small Business Lending Platform

  • ApplePie Capital
    • Capital Float
    • Credibility Capital
    • Lendio
    • Lendix
    • Wunder Capital

Top Real Estate Platform

  • LendingHome
    • LendInvest
    • RealCrowd

Emerging Real Estate Platform

  • Fund That Flip
    • Income&
    • PeerStreet
    • Point
    • Sharestates
    • Sindeo

Top Fund Manager

  • HCG Fund Management
    • Incline Fund Management
    • Prime Meridian Capital Management

International Innovator of the Year

  • Afluenta
    • Finomena
    • Innovative Assessments
    • Meniga
    • Shenzhen RRJC Financial Informational Service Co.
    • Trulioo

Top Law Firm

  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
    • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
    • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
    • Clifford Chance
    • Chapman and Cutler
    • Ballard Spahr

Top Accounting Firm

  • Burr Pilger Mayer
    • Deloitte
    • KPMG
    • PwC

Top Fintech Equity Investor

  • Canaan Partners
    • Center for Financial Services Innovation
    • Khosla Ventures
    • QED Investors
    • SenaHill Partners

Most Innovative Bank

  • Cross River Bank
    • Goldman Sachs
    • ICICI Bank
    • Santander Bank
    • UBS
    • WebBank

Top Service Provider

  • Blend
    • Cloud Lending Solutions
    • First Associates Loan Servicing
    • LendKey
    • PeerIQ
    • ThreatMetrix

Best Journalist Coverage

  • Anna Irrera, Fintech Correspondent, Reuters
    • Zack Miller, Founder and Editor, Tradestreaming
    • Sean Murray, President and Chief Editor, deBanked
    • George Popescu, Editor in Chief, Lending Times
    • Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior Reporter, Business Insider UK
    • Tony Zerucha, Managing Editor, Bankless Times

Best in Show

  • Announced at ceremony. Awarded to the best exhibitor at LendIt, judged on booth design and impression as well as staff conviction and enthusiasm.

For more information about the LendIt Industry Awards, visit Finalists can purchase LendIt Industry Awards Show & Dinner tickets or tables here.

About LendIt

LendIt is the world’s largest event series dedicated to connecting the Fintech and lending community. Our conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in our industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities.

LendIt hosts three conferences annually: our flagship conference LendIt USA as well as LendIt Europe in London and LendIt China in Shanghai. LendIt USA 2017 will be held in New York from March 6 – 7. Learn more at

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JCUTLER media group
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