In late 2008 Ian set up Montello Capital Partners. From a standing start Montello has grown to become one of the main short term lenders in the UK, offering property entrepreneurs and investors with rapid access to capital to facilitate property purchases. Montello has a suite of specialist funds which are distributed globally with over $300m in assets under management. In 2013 Ian founded LendInvest (www.lendinvest.com) a peer to peer marketplace for real estate debt, the platform has grown rapidly to become the largest marketplace for peer to peer mortgages globally. LendInvest is harnessing cutting edge technology and data analysis to disrupt the traditionally bank led real estate loan market. Offering borrowers a faster and more flexible alternative to the banks and allowing investors to access debt as an asset with superior, secure risk adjusted returns. The company has grow rapidly to a team of 50 people, with a very heavy focus on technology and data science. Ian has a degree in Investment and Finance in Property from the University of Reading. He is a chartered surveyor having qualified at SEGRO where he was involved in the design, planning and development of commercial property projects throughout the UK. After leaving Segro in 2006 he joined Ballymore on the investment team working on residential development acquisitions and disposals in the UK and abroad.