The LendIt Story
It all began in late 2012 with Jason, Bo, & Peter​—​three investors passionate about marketplace lending.
Jason and Bo were pioneers in the P2P fund management sector, having launched one of the first dedicated P2P funds in the industry.
Peter was and continues to be one of the most recognized and well-regarded personalities in the marketplace lending industry. He has built a huge following of P2P enthusiasts who have learned from him on his journey from personal investor to respected industry expert.

Since its founding, LendIt has hosted eight major events for the global lending community. Its mission: connect every major player, platform, investor and service provider in the space. In late 2012 Jason and Bo decided to launch a small gathering to meet other people in the P2P lending industry. They approached Peter, who at the time was the most widely known blogger in the P2P industry. The timing was perfect, and together they launched the inaugural LendIt conference in June 2013. The first event, held in New York City, exceeded their modest expectations, and they knew that they were at the start of something big. Today, LendIt draws an international audience to its conferences in New York, San Francisco, London, Shanghai and Beijing.

3 annual conferences
3,600+ attendees at USA 2016
500+ speakers at USA 2016
200+ sponsors at USA 2016
60+ delegate origin countries
100+ startups at PitchIt
The LendIt Timeline
June 2013
The start of something big. LendIt holds its inaugural conference in New York City. It is the first P2P conference ever with companies from around the world represented including the UK, China and India! Read the recap
May 2014
In year two, LendIt USA moves to San Francisco–attendance nearly triples in size; the agenda expands from one day to two full days of content. Read the recap
July 2014
LendIt partners with the Shanghai Finance Institute to co-host the inaugural Bund Summit in Shanghai. Twenty-one international guests travel to China to exchange ideas and share insights with key business players in the Chinese market. Read the recap
November 2014
LendIt organizes its third event in 2014: this is the first LendIt conference in Europe. Nearly 500 attendees join in London. Read the recap
April 2015
LendIt USA 2015 is beyond successful. It was our largest conference to date, attracting 2500 attendees at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The biggest names in the industry return for the third year in a row. The Startup Zone and PitchIt @ LendIt provide new opportunities for young companies in the lending space to get in front of the biggest players in the industry. Content tracks focused on China and real estate fintech are introduced for the first time. Read the recap
July 2015
Two conferences - the Bund Summit and the China App Show, company visits, and private dinners are all part of the unique networking experience enjoyed by participants during the weeklong LendIt China tour through Beijing and Shanghai. Read the recap
October 2015
Year two in London kicks off on October 20th. A new venue and larger crowd plus an additional day of content, hosted in partnership with the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association, make this year’s conference another must-attend event. Read the recap
April 2016
Year four of LendIt USA kicks off as the largest LendIt event, with more than 3,600 guests at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Over 150 companies showcase their services in the largest Expo Hall to date and PitchIt @ LendIt draws huge interest and high caliber mentors and judges! Read the recap
July 2016
LendIt hosts the second LendIt China Executive Tour, a weeklong networking experience for fintech executives and investors. The tour began at the Hong Kong Global Fintech Investment Summit, which connected fintech firms and investors in 1x1 meetings, and culminated with Lang Di Fintech in Shanghai. Three years in the making, Lang Di Fintech drew 1000+ attendees, and industry leaders. Read the recap
October 2016
LendIt returns to London for LendIt Europe 2016 on October 10-11.
March 2017
LendIt USA 2017 returns to New York for its fifth production at The Javits Center on March 6-7. This conference is the largest event yet with 5,600 registered attendees — a 50% upsurge over 2016 — plus, over 200 sponsors/exhibitors. A high-energy dinner celebration closed out the conference with the first-ever LendIt Industry Awards ceremony, where 18 winners were revealed in categories related to innovation, emerging talent and top performance.