LendIt Titles PitchIt Competition And LendIt Sector Award Winners

5th Annual LendIt Conference Concludes; Recognizes New and Established Companies

LendIt, the world’s major show in lending and Fintech, today introduced the startup winner for its fifth PitchIt competition and 18 winners for its first LendIt Industry Awards in various categories including Innovator of the Year, Fintech Woman of the Year and Executive of the Year.

In collaboration with 500 Startups, the world’s leader in investing, mentoring, and sponsored by Marqeta and MasterCard, PitchIt is a primary global competition for Fintech startups to earn mentorship, endorsement, and exposure to institutions, investors, and broad visibility. Out of eight PitchIt finalists, the judge’s winner, as well as the audience winner, was awarded to Nova Credit, the world’s first cross-border credit reporting agency. Nova Credit is fundamentally changing the way immigrants secure loans by enabling individuals to exchange their overseas data.

The LendIt Industry Awards celebrate Fintech market leaders, emerging innovators, and top talent. The 18 winners were announced during the LendIt Sector Awards Show & Dinner on March 7th at the Edison Ballroom in the heart of New York City.

Below are the LendIt Industry Award winners,

Innovator of the Year Lemonade

Executive of the Year Scott Sanborn, President and CEO, Lending Club

Fintech Woman of the Year Jilliene Helman, CEO, RealtyMogul

Top Consumer Lending Platform Zopa

Emerging Consumer Lending Platform Flexiti Financial

Top Small Business Lending Platform Funding Circle

Emerging Small Business Lending Platform ApplePie Capital

Top Real Estate Platform LendingHome

Emerging Real Estate Platform PeerStreet

International Innovator of the Year Trulioo

Top Law Firm

Chapman and Cutler

Top Accounting Firm


Top Fintech Equity Investor

QED Investors

Most Innovative Bank

Cross River Bank

Top Service Provider

First Associates Loan Servicing

Best Journalist Coverage

George Popescu, Editor in Chief, Lending Times

Best in Show

Deloitte – awarded to the best exhibitor at LendIt, judged on booth design and impression as well as staff conviction and enthusiasm.

About LendIt
LendIt is the world’s biggest show in lending and Fintech. The conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in the Finotech industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities.

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