Funding Circle

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.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
368 (est)-4%
Funding Circle was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Funding Circle

Samir Desai

Samir Desai

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Sean Glithero

Sean Glithero

Chief Financial Officer
Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-founder, U.S. Managing Director
Lisa Jacobs

Lisa Jacobs

Chief Strategy Officer
Darryl Bowman

Darryl Bowman

Chief Marketing Officer
David Yu

David Yu

Chief Product Officer
Lucy Vernall

Lucy Vernall

General Counsel
Jerome Le Luel

Jerome Le Luel

Chief Risk Officer
Panni Morshedi

Panni Morshedi

CE Managing Director
James Meekings

James Meekings

Co‑founder, UK Managing Director
Pam Burton

Pam Burton

UK Chief Operating Officer

Funding Circle Office Locations

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

Funding Circle Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$531.2 m

Latest funding size

$100 m

Time since last funding

7 months


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 Financial Metrics

Funding Circle's revenue was reported to be £23.8 m in FY, 2015 which is a 101% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

23.8 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2014 - FY, 2015), %


Gross profit (FY, 2015)

17.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


Net income (FY, 2015)

(39.6 m)

Market valuation

1 b

Cash (31-Dec-2015)

86.3 m
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


5.3 m11.8 m23.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.2 m2.6 m6 m

Gross profit

4.2 m9.3 m17.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

8.5 m19.7 m35.4 m

Pre tax profit

(5.3 m)(19.4 m)(39.5 m)

Net Income

(5.1 m)(19.4 m)(39.6 m)
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015


19.4 m35 m86.3 m

Accounts Receivable

2.5 k42.6 k512.4 k

Current Assets

20.3 m42.7 m99.5 m


674.7 k2.7 m6.4 m


9.1 m9.6 m39.3 m

Total Assets

30 m55 m145.2 m

Accounts Payable

682.5 k1.1 m2.2 m

Current Liabilities

2.4 m6.4 m11.7 m

Total Liabilities

2.5 m8.1 m12 m

Retained Earnings

(5.1 m)(19.4 m)(39.6 m)

Total Equity

27.6 m46.9 m133.2 m

Financial Leverage

1.1 x1.2 x1.1 x
GBPFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash From Operating Activities

(4.9 m)(18.9 m)(35.4 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

19 m36.6 m95.1 m

Income Taxes Paid

233.8 k(39.4 k)
GBPY, 2015


117.7 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x

Funding Circle Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
ZencapOctober 20, 2015
LeapPayAugust 26, 2014
Endurance Lending NetworkOctober 25, 2013

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Traffic Overview of Funding Circle

Funding Circle Online and Social Media Presence

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