Lisa Jacobs

Funding Circle


Lisa is responsible for driving the company’s strategy, managing the company’s finances and overseeing Funding Circle globally. Previously, Lisa led the UK business, setting the overall strategic direction and day-to-day operation of Funding Circle in the UK. Lisa was also Chief Strategy Officer, leading on strategy and corporate development. In this role she led international expansion, including two acquisitions; launched new products and incubated new business areas. She also led Funding Circle's private capital raises from Series C and was a core part of the IPO team. Prior to Funding Circle, she was a financial services consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Lisa holds a first-class degree in PPE from Oxford and was named in the UK Inspiring Fifty and the Women in Fintech Powerlist 2017-2022.

Event Sessions Featuring Lisa Jacobs


The Fintech Lending Battleground In 2022

AltFi Lending Forum 2021 - Thursday 4 November 2021



Leadership Lessons From The Pandemic

AltFi Leadership Forum 2021 - Wednesday 12 May 2021


Europe's Alternative Lending Opportunity In 2021

AltFi Australasia Summit 2021 - Wednesday 28 April 2021


SME Lending: The Latest Innovations

AltFi Festival of Finance 2020 - Tuesday 10 November 2020


Articles Featuring Lisa Jacobs

Inflation replaces pandemic as top of SME worries

20th March 2023 | Daniel Lanyon

Funding Circle swings to a 2022 loss

3rd March 2023 | Daniel Lanyon

All the fintechs that turned profitable in 2022

19th January 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2022

3rd January 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

Funding Circle strikes new £700m lending partner

26th September 2022 | Daniel Lanyon

Meet the UK’s 26 fintech unicorns

15th August 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

2021 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 2

30th December 2021 | John Reynolds

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2021

20th December 2021 | John Reynolds

AltFi Awards 2021: The Shortlist revealed!

3rd November 2021 | Daniel Lanyon

CBILS extension: What do fintechs think? 

25th September 2020 | Aisling Finn

Funding Circle shares rally 30%

12th August 2019 | Roger Baird

James Meekings to step down from Funding Circle

9th August 2019 | Daniel Lanyon