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13 Well-Known Unicorns in the Lending Industry

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The number of successful companies in the Lending industry and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

That’s why we decided to put together this list of 13 Lending companies that have achieved the Unicorn status.

13 Lending Unicorns Companies

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GoodLeap

GoodLeap

GoodLeap is a point-of-sale platform for sustainable home solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $12.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Roseville

  • Started in:

    2003

  • Founders:

    Hayes Barnard

  • Industries:

    Lending, Renewable Energy

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,800.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Better.com

Better.com

Better.com is bridging the gap between technology and homeownership to create a powerful, new way for people all over the country to buy and own homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.00

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Eric Wilson, Erik Bernhardsson, Shawn Low, Viral Shah, Vishal Garg

  • Industries:

    Consumer Lending, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,655.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    26

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Mambu

Mambu

Mambu offers a scalable, customizable, and versatile software solution that gives banks the power to create various lending and deposit services on their own with a level of customization never before possible.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.50

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Eugene Danilkis, Frederik Pfisterer, Sofia Nunes

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $445.51M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    10

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OfBusiness

OfBusiness

OfBusiness is a tech-enabled platform that facilitates raw material procurement and credit for SMEs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurgaon

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Asish Mohapatra, Bhuvan Gupta, Ex Chandranshu Sinha, Nitin Jain, Ruchi Kalra, Srinath Ramakkrushnan, Vasant Sridhar

  • Industries:

    Financial Services, FinTech, Infrastructure, Lending, Small and Medium Businesses

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $855.55M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    17

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OakNorth Bank

OakNorth Bank

OakNorth develops and delivers intelligent decision-making tools that can transform and enhance the lending process.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    October 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Joel Perlman, Rishi Khosla

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $990.52M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    9

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Greensill

Greensill

Greensill Capital provides unsecured, asset-based loans to businesses worldwide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Jason Austin, Lex Greensill

  • Industries:

    Commercial Lending, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,705.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Cgtz

Cgtz

CGTZ is the world’s first broker that uses risk-based pricing to provide clients with complex investment and loan-related products and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.41

    B (

    February 2017

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Hangzhou

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Zhongkao Jin

  • Industries:

    Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Risk Management

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $116.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Avant

Avant

Avant is the next generation digital lending platform that leverages data science to provide safe and transparent financial products.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    December 2012

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Chicago

  • Started in:

    1973

  • Founders:

    Al Goldstein, John Sun, Paul Zhang

  • Industries:

    Consumer Lending, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $420.16M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Built

Built

Built Technologies is a cloud-based construction finance software provider.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Nashville

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Andrew Sohr, Chase Gilbert

  • Industries:

    Commercial Lending, Construction, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $268.12M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    22

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Konfio

Konfio

Konfio provides digital banking, payments, and software tools designed to boost growth and productivity for small and mid-size enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.30

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Mexico

  • City:

    Mexico City

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    David Arana, Francisco Padilla

  • Industries:

    Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $824.59M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    17

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MobiKwik

MobiKwik

MobiKwik is India’s leading fintech platform, operating businesses in consumer payments, payment gateway, and financial services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Haryana

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Bipin Singh, Chandan Joshi, Upasana Taku

  • Industries:

    Consumer Lending, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Mobile Payments, Payments, Wealth Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $248.96M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    16

  • Number of investors:

    27

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JimuBox

JimuBox

Jimubox is a marketplace lending platform that facilitates business loans and consumer loans in China.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    April 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Barry Freeman, Jun Dong, William Wei

  • Industries:

    Consumer Lending, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Marketplace, Micro Lending

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $131.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Zopa

Zopa

Zopa offers peer-to-peer loans with low rates, flexible terms, and no early repayment fees.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2005

  • Founders:

    Dave Nicholson, Giles Andrews, James Alexander, Richard Duvall, Tim Parlett

  • Industries:

    Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Peer to Peer

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $671.93M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    15

  • Number of investors:

    24

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