When Funding Circle was founded, they could see that businesses weren’t being given the finance to grow, while investors were making poor returns. They had a simple idea - let them support each other. By lending directly to businesses through Funding Circle, investors can now earn attractive returns to better provide for their future. Businesses get fast, easy access to funding to grow, create jobs, support local communities and drive the economy forward. The model works: after having raised $400 million in funding, Funding Circle went public last year.
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Meet Funding Circle Employees

Gergo Heimann

Senior Risk Analyst

Gergo creates statistical models to monitor credit- and portfolio performance of loans.
Ramsha Tabraiz Butt

Junior Account Manager

Part of the sales department, Ramsha is the first touchpoint for borrowers who need financial assistance for their businesses.
Jakob Carstens

Head of Marketing, Germany

Jakob leads Funding Circle’s marketing for the German market.


Making A Difference

As a marketplace that digitally connects small and medium-sized businesses to investors, Funding Circle taps into a previously underserved market. The company gives these businesses unprecedented access to financing from various investors, thereby also creating value for investors, as well as the economy overall. By enabling funding for hundreds of businesses monthly, they have created more than 100,000 jobs across the world.

The Quarterly Allhands

One of the most popular company traditions is The Quarterly, a meeting that brings together teams from across the globe. The highlight of which is the Social Gathering, a series of ad-hoc activities like a drumming workshop held after The Quarterly with team members. Not only is it fun, but a great way to get to know colleagues in a completely new environment, and maybe discover some hidden talent in the team.

The FC Academy

Part of Funding Circle’s focus of developing their employees, the FC Academy gives all team members the chance to host courses in one area of their personal expertise, facilitating the exchange of knowledge between the team. The scope of these courses is not limited to their jobs, striking the perfect balance of fun, informative and stimulating. Examples of past employee-led courses have included coding, database management, cocktail workshops, and even an Italian language course.

Values To Live By

Five values form the building blocks of Funding Circle’s culture. Employees “Think Smart”, challenging assumptions in the quest for greater insight and they “Stand Together” to support each other in everything they do. The “Make it Happen” atmosphere encourages ownership and commitment to tasks, whilst remembering to “Be Open”, trusting and treating one another with respect. Most of all, each team member brings passion (and fun) to work each morning to “Live the Adventure”.