LendIt Industry Awards
Celebrating outstanding achievement in lending and fintech
March 7 at 6:30pm • Edison Ballroom • New York City

Now is the time to reserve your seat or table at this dinner ceremony where nominees and guests will be surrounded by thought leaders, senior level management and the media.

Our LendIt Industry Awards process brings together more than 30 industry experts to judge and select award winners representing innovation, emerging talent and top performers.

LendIt is pleased to announce the award finalists, below. Winners will be announced on March 7 at the event.

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Finalists
  • Innovator of the Year
    Awarded to the company that has demonstrated a strong culture of innovation, producing groundbreaking changes in the industry.
    • China Rapid Finance
    • Fundbox
    • Lemonade
    • LendKey
    • Point
    • XOR Data Exchange
    • Zopa
  • Executive of The Year
    Given to the senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, integrity, performance and team-building within his or her company, while at the same time contributing to advancement of the industry.
    • 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
    Given to the senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, integrity, performance and team-building within her company, while at the same time contributing to advancement of the industry.
    • Olympia De Castro, Partner, Community Investment Management (CIM)
    • Andrea Gellert, CMO, OnDeck
    • 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
    Awarded to the top consumer lending platform based on a combination of loan performance, volume, growth, product diversity and responsiveness to stakeholders.
    • Avant
    • LightStream
    • Marlette Funding
    • SoFi
    • Upstart
    • Zopa
  • Emerging Consumer Lending Platform
    Awarded to the young company that has demonstrated the greatest potential to impact the future of consumer lending.
    • Afluenta
    • Ascend Consumer Finance
    • Better Mortgage
    • Borrowell
    • Flexiti Financial
    • Float Credit
  • Top Small Business Lending Platform
    Awarded to the top small business lending platform based on a combination of loan performance, volume, growth, product diversity and responsiveness to stakeholders.
    • Ascentium Capital
    • iwoca
    • Kabbage
    • OnDeck
    • StreetShares
    • SmartBiz
  • Emerging Small Business Lending Platform
    Awarded to the young company that has demonstrated the greatest potential to impact the future of small business lending.
    • ApplePie Capital
    • Capital Float
    • Credibility Capital
    • Lendio
    • Lendix
    • Wunder Capital
  • Top Real Estate Platform
    Awarded to the top real estate platform based on a combination of performance, volume, growth, product diversity and responsiveness to stakeholders.
    • LendingHome
    • LendInvest
    • RealCrowd
  • Emerging Real Estate Platform
    Awarded to the young company that has demonstrated the greatest potential to impact the future of real estate investing.
    • Fund That Flip
    • Income&
    • PeerStreet
    • Point
    • Sharestates
    • Sindeo
  • Top Fund Manager
    Presented to the leading fund manager that has demonstrated vision and commitment to the online lending sector, while delivering outstanding performance.
    • HCG Fund Management
    • Incline Fund Management
    • Prime Meridian Capital Management
  • International Innovator of the Year
    Awarded to the company, domiciled outside the US, that has demonstrated a strong culture of innovation, producing groundbreaking changes in the industry.
    • Afluenta
    • Finomena
    • Innovative Assessments
    • Meniga
    • Shenzhen RRJC Financial Informational Service Co.
    • Trulioo
  • Top Law Firm
    Presented to the law firm that has demonstrated deep expertise, unique value, and commitment to clients and the dissemination of legal best practices for online lending.
    • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
    • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
    • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
    • Clifford Chance
    • Chapman and Cutler
    • Ballard Spahr
  • Top Accounting Firm
    Presented to the accounting firm that has demonstrated deep expertise, commitment to clients and the fostering of a deeper understanding of online lending.
    • Burr Pilger Mayer
    • Deloitte
    • KPMG
    • PwC
  • Top Fintech Equity Investor
    Awarded to the venture capital or private equity firm that has invested in a range of successful fintech startups and contributed to the industry's vision.
    • Canaan Partners
    • Center for Financial Services Innovation
    • Khosla Ventures
    • QED Investors
    • SenaHill Partners
  • Most Innovative Bank
    Conferred upon the bank that is leading the way in embracing fintech and new means of doing business.
    • Cross River Bank
    • Goldman Sachs
    • ICICI Bank
    • Santander Bank
    • UBS
    • WebBank
  • Top Service Provider
    Presented to the service provider that has demonstrated deep expertise, unique value, strong ROI, commitment to clients and the fostering of a deeper understanding of online lending.
    • Blend
    • Cloud Lending Solutions
    • First Associates Loan Servicing
    • LendKey
    • PeerIQ
    • ThreatMetrix
  • Best Journalist Coverage
    Awarded to the journalist who has provided the most insightful and original coverage about lending innovation and fintech.
    • 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
    Awarded to the best exhibitor at LendIt USA 2017, judged on booth design and impression as well as staff conviction and enthusiasm.

    No application required.
Confirmed Judges
  • Ram Ahluwalia
  • CEO
  • PeerIQ
  • Jonathan Barlow
  • Edgemont Investments
  • Etienne Boillot
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Eiffel eCapital
  • Matt Burton
  • CEO
  • Orchard
  • Angela Ceresnie
  • COO
  • Climb Credit
  • Larry Chiavaro
  • Principal & EVP
  • First Associates
  • AdaPia d'Errico
  • Brand, Positioning & Growth Strategist
  • Richard Dougherty
  • Sr. Director, Risk Management Line of Business
  • FICO
  • Christian Faes
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • LendInvest
  • Lewis Feldman
  • Founder & CEO
  • Heritage Capital Ventures
  • Snehal Fulzele
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Cloud Lending Solutions
  • Gilles Gade
  • Founder, CEO & Chairman
  • Cross River Bank
  • Glenn Goldman
  • CEO
  • Credibly
  • Manish Gupta
  • CEO
  • Corridor Funds
  • Gavin Harding
  • Global Consulting Practice
  • Experian Decision Analytics
  • Jared Hecht
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Fundera
  • Brian Korn
  • Head, Dig. Finance, Marketplace Lending
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Cormac Leech
  • Principal
  • Victory Park Capital
  • Emmanuel Marot
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • LendingRobot
  • Richard Neiman
  • Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs
  • Lending Club
  • Vanita Pandey
  • VP, Product Marketing
  • ThreatMetrix
  • George Popescu
  • CEO
  • Lending Times
  • Don Potts
  • Sr. Vice President
  • Capital One
  • Brendan Ross
  • President
  • Direct Lending Investments
  • Frank Rotman
  • Partner
  • QED Investors
  • Ray Sturm
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • AlphaFlow
  • Ron Suber
  • President
  • Prosper
  • Neil Wolfson
  • President
  • SF Capital Group
  • Meg Zwick
  • SVP
  • Millennium Trust Company
Timeline
  • November 7
  • Applications open
  • January 6
  • Deadline for entries
  • March 7
  • LendIt USA 2017 Awards Ceremony

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