Luxury assets lender Borro has raised 5.6 million British pounds ($6.93 million) in new equity capital; firm received Financial Conduct Authority authorization in 2016 and reported business growth of 30%; the funding will help support the firm's balance sheet lending; since 2011, firm has lent 230 million British pounds ($286 million).  Source

17 Fintech Companies to Follow on Twitter

Twitter is one of the most influential social media platforms for the financial technology industry. With more than 310 million monthly active users (and 500 million tweets per day), scrolling through Twitter is an easy way to receive breaking news, share thoughts, interact with others, and learn about industry trends.

We love Twitter because we get to interact with our conference attendees 365 days a year, not just during our events.

If you’re new to Twitter or just want to expand your news feed, we recommend following these companies (in no particular order) to continue learning:

  1. Realty Mogul
  2. MonJa
  3. Fiserv
  4. LendIt (shameless plug)
  5. LendAcademy
  6. Orchard
  7. Prosper
  8. First Associates LLC
  9. SoFi
  10. Funding Circle UK
  11. Kabbage
  12. Mambu
  13. NSR Invest
  14. RealtyShares
  15. OnDeck Capital
  16. StreetShares
  17. UpStart

Why did we choose these companies? 

We evaluated dozens of profiles and picked the accounts that tweet often, engage the most with other users, publish educational content, and share industry trends.

Once you follow these companies, see what other people are saying under these popular hashtags:

What companies do you follow on Twitter? Let us know in the comment section or tweeting us at @LendIt. We’d love to grow our connections!