Funding Circle

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CEO:  Samir Desai

Founder(s):   Samir Desai, James Meekings, Andrew Mullinger  

Founded: 2009

Sectors:   Debt Crowdfuning

Total funding: $413.2M (most recent Jan 2017)

HQ: London, UK

In The Hall of Fame ... for Funding SMEs (to the tune of $1.5bn)

has lent more than $1.5bn to 15,000 businesses in the UK, USA, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Since 2010 it has raised $300 million of equity capital from some of the most sophisticated investors in the world.