We have just wrapped up the second annual LendIt Europe conference here in London. It was another great LendIt event with 754 people attending over two days at the Hilton London Metropole earlier this week. This was the largest ever gathering in Europe for our industry.
We kicked off LendIt Europe 2015 with a pre-conference cocktail party on Monday night at The Landmark Hotel – a beautiful old hotel just a few minutes walk from the Hilton. There was quite a festive mood among the crowd as everyone was looking forward to the two days ahead.
Some of the Conference Highlights
Bright and early on Tuesday morning LendIt Europe began with a keynote from the CEO and co-founder of Funding Circle, Samir Desai. Samir started with a major announcement: that Funding Circle was joining forces with Zencap, a European platform operating in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Zencap will be rebranded to Funding Circle CE (for Continental Europe). This expands Funding Circle’s footprint from two countries to five and establishes them as the clear global leader in small business lending in this industry.