The AltFi Awards Winners’ Lunch took place last Wednesday at the Royal Society of Arts. The victors and runners up across a grand total of 20 awards categories descended upon the historic RSA building in order to toast to the year’s successes, to collect their trophies and to smile for the cameras. The awards were comprised of 12 industry-centric categories, 4 small business-focused categories and 5 in the investor space. A special thanks to our sponsor FTI Consulting.
Big winners on the day included Funding Circle, RateSetter and Zopa – each of which scooped multiple awards. Zopa topped the “People’s Choice” poll, which registered over 5,000 votes. The “Alternative Finance Platform of the Year” awards went to investor-led equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom in the UK, and to the innovative invoice financing solution Finexkap in Continental Europe. Landbay clinched the “One to Watch” award.
A selection of photos from the awards lunch are posted below. The full list of winners – complete with victory photos – is available here.
Jeannette Lichner (FTI Consulting), addresses the audience
SyndicateRoom claims Alternative Finance Platform of the Year (UK) honours
Finexkap wins Alternative Finance Platform of the Year (EU)
Zopa scooped P2P Consumer Platform of the Year and the People's Choice prize
Funding Circle bagged four awards, including P2P Business Platform of the Year
RateSetter took home three investor awards
Crowdcube bagged a pair of prizes
MW Eaglewood wins Alternative Finance Fund Manager of the Year
AltFi is returning to Amsterdam for its second annual Summit in the city. The inaugural event last year was a roaring success, with key figures from across Continental Europe's alternative finance and digital banking sectors highlighted. These included Jeroen Broekema, managing director of Funding Circle Netherlands, and Mieke van Engelen, head of innovative partnerships at ABN AMRO's standalone lending platform, New10.