LendIt Fintech Industry Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2020 LendIt Fintech Industry Awards have been chosen. The Awards are in their fourth year and it is obviously very different this year, as there will be no formal Awards show. But the Awards will go on, albeit virtually, and we have sent our list of finalists to the judges who will then choose a winner.

Now in its fourth year, we are excited to announce the carefully selected finalists from the 500 or so submissions we received. From here industry veterans will decide on the winner of each of the 13 categories. Winners will be announced on the eve of the event next week.

Congratulations to all of the awards finalists!

Fintech Innovator of the Year

  • Stash
  • Marqeta
  • OakNorth
  • Neuro-ID
  • Affirm
  • Figure

Executive of the Year

  • Anthony Noto, SoFi
  • Steve Smith, Finicity
  • Jason Gardner, Marqeta
  • Brock Blake, Lendio
  • Colin Walsh, Varo
  • Jennifer Tescher, Financial Health Network

Fintech Woman of the Year

  • Luvleen Sidhu, BankMobile
  • Valerie Kay, LendingClub
  • Alpa Lally, Experian
  • Susan Ehrlich, Earnest
  • Nicky Goulimis, Nova Credit
  • Silvija Martincevic

Top Consumer Lending Platform

  • SoFi
  • Figure
  • Upstart
  • LendingClub
  • Discover
  • Happy Money

Top Small Business Lending Platform

  • Lendio
  • BlueVine
  • CircleUp
  • Credibly
  • Fundation
  • Funding Circle

Top Real Estate Platform

  • PeerStreet
  • Roofstock
  • Sharestates
  • HomeLight
  • LendingHome
  • LendInvest

Innovation in Digital Banking

  • MoneyLion
  • Green Dot
  • Mambu
  • BBVA Open Platform
  • Plaid

Top Law Firm

  • Ballard Spahr
  • Buckley
  • Morgan, Lewis and Bockius
  • Dechert
  • Hudson Cook
  • Orrick

Top Service Provider

  • Deloitte
  • Millennium Trust Company
  • VISA
  • TransUnion
  • Citadel SPV

Top Technology Service Provider

  • Blend
  • Ocrolus
  • dv01
  • Finicity
  • ComplyAdvantage
  • Amount

Most Promising Partnership

  • Green Dot + Stash
  • Branch + Mastercard + Evolve Bank & Trust
  • Credible + Fox
  • Funding Circle + Lending Club + Opportunity Fund
  • Nova Credit + American Express
  • Urjanet + Equifax

Excellence in Financial Inclusion

  • OppLoans
  • Tricolor
  • Branch
  • Steady
  • Current
  • Nova Credit

Emerging Lending Platform of the Year

  • Sunbit
  • Kueski
  • Stripe Capital
  • BlockFi
  • Even
  • BizCapital
  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.