At MarketFinance, our vision is for entrepreneurs to have the time to build the world we all want to live in. So we provide them with the right business finance to solve the cash flow issues that get in the way of progress. We’re here to support small businesses that have been ignored by traditional lenders, wherever they operate.
Our smart online platform was built from the ground up with small businesses in mind. Over 10 years we’ve grown, enhanced our products and gained investment from Barclays Bank, Mouro Capital and Northzone (the investors behind Spotify and iZettle) among others. Our products are as frictionless as possible, so entrepreneurs can unlock finance in just a few clicks.
One of our biggest assets is our team of bright, talented and motivated people from all over the world. We’ll always take the time to get to know and deeply understand the businesses we serve. It’s one of the things our customers rave about on Trustpilot .
We are one team, working together to help power up small businesses.
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Whilst working in financial services in his early twenties and spending time with many company CFOs, Anil realised how difficult it was for small businesses to raise the funding they needed to drive their business forward. His ambition was to use technology and data to completely reinvent how businesses go about financing their growth, and breathe fresh life into outdated financial products.
Anil co-founded the business in 2011 and has led the growth of the company, team and its culture since launch.
Having spent three years working within one of the world’s largest legacy financial institutions, Ilya was exposed to the outdated service banks were providing to private businesses. He realised that business owners felt let down by their bank, and set out to build a better alternative.
He also represents MarketFinance in its efforts to promote transparency and fairness within the alternative finance industry, sitting on multiple compliance and regulatory bodies.
Giles Andrews OBE was appointed as chairman of the board of directors of MarketFinance in March 2017. Giles is the chairman of Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platform, a business he co-founded in 2004 and led as CEO from 2007 to 2015. He is also chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator for start-ups using technology to tackle big social or environmental problems.
Apart from her significant career in private sector banking and financial consulting, Baroness Kramer has been a huge advocate of the FinTech industry to both the Government and the Bank of England. Currently she is a member of the EU Goods Sub-Committee, as well as the Finance Bill Sub-Committee. As Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for the Treasury and Economy since 2015 too, she’s a well known and respected voice in all things finance.
Shalini is the CEO and Board Director of E2Exchange (E2E), which she founded in 2011, as well as a government advisor. With 23,000 members contributing £213 billion to the UK economy and employing 1.15 million people, E2E is the largest and most active network of entrepreneurs. Shalini describes it as ‘match.com for businesses’ and is enthusiastic about the collaboration this community fosters.
Barclays has been working with entrepreneurs, business owners and executives for 328 years, providing valuable sector expertise as well as local, national and global knowledge.
Through Barclays , UK businesses have access to a network of relationship managers, digital and mobile services, unique data insights and the latest technical developments in digital payments as well as cyber security to help protect customers from fraud.
In August 2018, Barclays Bank UK PLC committed to a stake in MarketFinance to give Barclays business customers seamless access to innovative forms of invoice finance.
Mouro Capital is a venture capital firm with $400 million assets under management that targets early to growth fintech investment opportunities across Europe, North America and Latin America.
Like their namesake Mouro Island, whose lighthouse acts as a beacon for travelers to the Bay of Santander in Northern Spain, they help guide teams as they build the businesses that transform the financial sector.
Northzone is an early-stage venture capital fund built on experience spanning multiple economic and disruptive technology cycles and has over $1.7 billion under management.
Founded in 1996 and with a team spread across three main hubs, New York, London and Stockholm, Northzone has to date raised nine funds and invested in more than 150 companies, including category-defining businesses like Spotify, iZettle, Avito, Kahoot!, Hopin, MarketFinance, Klarna and Trustpilot.
Paul Forster co-founded Indeed.com in 2004 and led the company as CEO through rapid growth to a successful exit.
Indeed is a giant of the online job search market and was acquired in 2012 by Recruit Co – one of the world’s largest HR services companies.
Under Paul’s leadership Indeed.com grew from start-up to market leader, with over 1,000 employees and 140 million monthly unique users today.
MCI Capital is a multistage private equity group based in Warsaw, Poland. With 17 years of expertise of investments in digital economy companies, MCI has realized over 60 investments and 30 exits.
MCI Funds’ are active in Western Europe, UK, Scandinavia, CEE and Turkey.
The current portfolio of MCI.TechVentures Fund – a growth technology fund – includes companies such as iZettle, Azimo, Gett, and Windeln.
Viola Credit is Israel’s leading private credit fund offering multi-strategy credit products to growing companies. The fund provides cutting-edge, custom credit solutions to technology-focused companies.
Since 2000, Viola Credit has successfully completed over 125 transactions and committed over $900 million. The fund has backed some of the leading alternative-lending companies such as Behalf, Lendbuzz, Pagaya, and Obligo.