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
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.
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.