Founded by Alex Tonelli and Sam Hodges as Endurance Lending Network after having trouble getting a loan for our fitness business, we created the nation’s largest marketplace for small business loans. In 2013, we merged with Funding Circle to form the first international alternative lending market. Today, the business lends >$3B/year, employs ~1,000 people, and raised ~$380M from investors notably including Accel, Blackrock, IGSB, Index, Ribbit, and USV. In 2018, Funding Circle conducted an IPO under the ticker FCH. After serving as US Managing Director, I transitioned to serve the company as an Advisor in my role as Co-Founder after our Series D.