NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LendIt, the world's largest show in lending and Fintech, today announced the startup winner for its fifth PitchIt competition and 18 winners for its first LendIt Industry Awards in various categories including Innovator of the Year, Fintech Woman of the Year and Executive of the Year.
In partnership with 500 Startups, the world's leader in investing and mentoring, and sponsored by Marqeta and MasterCard, PitchIt is a leading global competition for Fintech startups to earn mentorship, endorsement and exposure to institutions, investors and broad visibility. Out of eight PitchIt finalists, the judges winner as well as the audience winner was awarded to Nova Credit, the world's first cross-border credit reporting agency. Nova Credit is fundamentally changing the way immigrants secure loans by enabling individuals to transfer their overseas data.
The LendIt Industry Awards celebrate Fintech market leaders, emerging innovators, and top talent. The 18 winners were announced during the LendIt Industry Awards Show & Dinner on March 7th at the Edison Ballroom in the heart of New York City.
"This year's LendIt marks our highest attended and most newsworthy conference to date," said Jason Jones, co-founder of LendIt. "The PitchIt Competition and LendIt Industry Awards were among the most anticipated events at the conference, recognizing the brightest stars within the Fintech industry."
Below are the LendIt Industry Award winners, per category:
Innovator of the Year
Executive of the Year
Scott Sanborn, President and CEO, Lending Club
Fintech Woman of the Year
Jilliene Helman, CEO, RealtyMogul
Top Consumer Lending Platform
Emerging Consumer Lending Platform
Top Small Business Lending Platform
Emerging Small Business Lending Platform
Top Real Estate Platform
Emerging Real Estate Platform
Top Fund Manager
Prime Meridian Capital Management
International Innovator of the Year
Top Law Firm
Chapman and Cutler
Top Accounting Firm
Top Fintech Equity Investor
Most Innovative Bank
Cross River Bank
Top Service Provider
First Associates Loan Servicing
Best Journalist Coverage
George Popescu, Editor in Chief, Lending Times
Best in Show
Deloitte - awarded to the best exhibitor at LendIt, judged on booth design and impression as well as staff conviction and enthusiasm.
About LendIt LendIt is the world's largest show in lending and Fintech. Our conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in our industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities.
LendIt hosts three conferences annually: our flagship conference LendIt USA as well as LendIt Europe in London and LangDi Fintech in China. LendIt USA 2017 will be held in New York from March 6 - 7. Learn more at www.lendit.com.
About 500 Startups 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with over $270M in assets under management and more than 1500 investments globally. With over 150 Fintech investments in more than 20 countries, including CreditKarma, RealtyShares, Simple (acquired by BBVA), and Stripe, CB Insights recognized 500 Startups as the world's most active early-stage Fintech investor.
Announced in January 2016, 500 Fintech, our $50M Fintech/insurtech seed fund, accelerator, and corporate partner program scales up 500 Startups' commitment to fostering the digital transformation of the Financial Services industry and the growth of "Financial Services for the Rest of Us."