Funding Circle is an online marketplace for business loans, where people and organizations can directly lend to small businesses. The Company enables investors to lend small amounts to multiple creditworthy businesses to spread their risk. In turn, it allows businesses to borrow from a multitude of people through an auction mechanism to get lower interest rates.

London, GB
Size (employees)
486 (est)+5%
Funding Circle was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Funding Circle

Samir Desai

Samir Desai

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Sean Glithero

Sean Glithero

Chief Financial Officer
Pam Burton

Pam Burton

Chief Operating Officer
Lisa Jacobs

Lisa Jacobs

Chief Strategy Officer
Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-founder, U.S. Managing Director
Darryl Bowman

Darryl Bowman

Chief Marketing Officer
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Funding Circle Office Locations

Funding Circle has offices in Manchester, San Francisco, London and Berlin
London, GB (HQ)
71 Queen Victoria St
Berlin, DE
30 Schreiberhauer Str.
San Francisco, US
747 Front St
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Funding Circle Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$531.2 m

Latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

a year ago


Funding Circle's latest funding round in January 2017 was reported to be $100 m. In total, Funding Circle has raised $531.2 m. Funding Circle's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Funding Circle Financials

Funding Circle's revenue was reported to be £50.88 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

50.9 m

Net income (FY, 2016)

(46.6 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(47.6 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(51.8 m)

Market valuation

1 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

43.3 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


24.7 k505.6 k1.9 m5.4 m13.1 m32 m50.9 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

60.3 k440.1 k1.2 m3 m11.9 m

Gross profit

445.3 k1.5 m4.2 m10.1 m20.1 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(518 k)(1.3 m)(4.1 m)(5.1 m)(19.4 m)(39.6 m)(46.6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.9 m)(4.9 m)(18.9 m)(35.4 m)(40 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

9.9 m19 m36.6 m95.1 m(12.9 k)

Net Change in Cash

5.8 m12.3 m16.8 m49.5 m(46.1 m)
GBPY, 2016


176.8 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Funding Circle Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Zencap October 20, 2015
LeapPay August 26, 2014
Endurance Lending Network October 25, 2013
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Funding Circle News and Updates

How Funding Circle is keeping the little guys in the loop

Let's be honest, financial institutions can be bleak places. Pretentious, impenetrable, and determined to make you feel conscious of your own tiny existence. So when I step into the lively hive that is Funding Circle’s office, it’s a breath of fresh air. There’s not a suit in sight, the place is …

Peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Circle authorised by FCA

Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer lending platform which allows people and organisations to lend to small businesses, received full authorisation today from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This means that Funding Circle may now launch an Innovative Finance Isa (Ifisa), which allows investors …
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