Unbound London, a renowned festival that celebrates startups from across all industries, has selected Lendwise, an FCA-authorised Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lender specialising in education finance, as one of the most promising 50 start-ups in Europe and has invited the P2P lender to be part of its prestigious Unbound50.
Additionally, Lendwise has been invited to compete in the Future of Finance Startup Battle, which will take place at the festival, alongside five of the most up-and-coming start-ups from around the world.
Unbound selects the top 50 emerging businesses from across Europe that they consider to be building the future of tech and invite them to be showcased at their annual event. This year the event will run 17th – 18th July and is staged close to London’s silicon roundabout tech hub. It attracts over 5,000 startups, investors, entrepreneurs and businesses each year to hear from 100+ influential speakers and attend select networking sessions.
Every year there are more than 300 million start-ups founded globally. The Unbound50 provides leaders with a lasting community to connect with smart investors, industry-leading innovators and the right partners to collaborate and scale. This latest accolade follows Lendwise’s authorisation by the FCA, its establishment of signposting relationships with an ever-growing number of leading academic institutions in the UK and the confirmation of its secondary marketplace capability.
Rishi Zaveri, Co-Founder and CEO of Lendwise, said:
“Being selected as one of the Unbound50 and considered as one of Europe’s most promising cross vertical start-ups is a major endorsement of Lendwise. We are honored to be seen in such a positive fashion by such a prestigious organisation. The fact this has come so early on in our development is a huge vote of confidence from our peers and we are delighted to participate.”
“We are passionate about the social impact that we are enabling, our investors and helping ambitious graduates and professionals fulfil their career potential. Having the opportunity to showcase Lendwise on such a prestigious platform and network with some of the industry’s top innovators is a great way to raise awareness of Lendwise and our mission as well as gaining new ideas for the future of the business.”
Lendwise was founded by Ioannis Georgiou, Kypros Mouzouros, Evangelos Skianis and Rishi Zaveri who all have spent large parts of their careers working for leading banks and together have more than 80 years of banking, finance and IT experience.