The LendIt Fintech Industry Awards recognizes the leaders in the fintech community. Last year we held the inaugural Awards show and it was a big hit. We quickly realized how much an event like this was appreciated and needed to shine the spotlight on people and companies who are working hard to innovate in financial services.
For 2018 we have built on last year’s success and received a tremendous amount of applications. The LendIt content team went through over 450 submissions and carefully chose the finalists listed below. Congratulations to all of the finalists!
From here we hand off to a community of judges who will then select the winners for each category. The winners will be announced at the 2018 Industry Awards ceremony held on April 10 (Day two of LendIt Fintech) in San Francisco. There are still a limited number of tickets left for the event, you can learn more and register for a ticket here.
Here is the list of all the awards finalists for 2018.
Fintech Innovator of the Year
- Varo Money
- Better Mortgage
Executive of the Year
- Raul Vazquez, Oportun
- Anthony Hsieh, loanDepot
- Max Levchin, Affirm
- David Klein, CommonBond
- Renaud Laplanche, Upgrade Inc.
- David Kimball, Prosper
- Yihan Fang, Yirendai
Fintech Woman of the Year
- Blythe Masters, Digital Asset
- Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage
- Stephanie Alsbrooks, defi SOLUTIONS
- Marla Blow, FS Card
- Denise Thomas, ApplePie Capital
- Olympia De Castro, Community Investment Management
- Stephanie Klein, Braviant Holdings
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