New York: Funds, Permanent Capital Vehicles and Other Resources for Marketplace Lenders


Funds, Permanent Capital Vehicles and Other Resources for Marketplace Lenders


· Overview of the funding options, including transaction and investor types, available at various stages in the life cycle of a marketplace lender from startup to public company

· Current state of each of those funding markets and how marketplace lenders at various stages of their life cycles are dealing with the current economic environment

· Potential new funding sources, including smaller transactions with accredited investors

· How capital structure can allow a marketplace lender to make more efficient use of capital and get access to longer term funding


We will offer  a 45 min panel with executives from PeerIQ and other speakers from funds, banks, lending platforms and other institutions.

Panel moderator :

George Popescu, Founder and Editor in Chief, Lending Times

Panel members :

Karrie Truglia, Principal, Victory Park Capital

Randal Johnson, Director, Structured Credit, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Bruce Bloomingdale, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Beth Starr, VP of Capital Markets, CommonBond

Ram Ahluwalia, CEO and Founder, PeerIQ


Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft
200 Liberty Street, New York, NY


Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Who should attend ?

Anybody interested in financing sources for the fintech space.

More details:

Recent updates in alt finance: profitability, CFPB and Treasury Department

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30 PM

Pepper Hamilton LLP at The New York Times Building
37th floor, 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY

94 Executives Went

General Counsel & Head of Regulatory Affairs, Global Debt RegistryANDPresent:Recent updates in alt finance: profitability, CFPB and Treasury DepartmentDue to circumstances beyond our (and their) control, a large enough number of  startups were unable to confirm their availability to pitch at our Meetup on May 10th. Without a critical mass o…

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About the author

George Popescu

Serial entrepreneur.

George sold and exited his most successful company, Boston Technologies (BT) group, in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high-frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO and he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million in revenue without any equity investment. BT has been #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270). After the company sale in July 2014 until February 2015 George was Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain ( ), a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses.

• Over the last 10 years, George founded 10 companies in online lending, craft beer brewery, exotic sports car rental space, hedge funds, peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Journal of Cellular and Molecular medicine…) and more. George advised 30+ early stage start-ups in different fields. George was also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstar Fintech in NY.

• Previously George obtained 3 Master's Degrees: a Master's of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master's in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George had 3 undergrad majors: Maths, Physics and Chemistry. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.

• On the business side, Boston Business Journal has named me in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements.

• George is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France.

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"Your daily letter is great!" , Ram , Founder and CEO, PeerIQ

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"Hi George - just want to tell you that you are doing a great work with Lending Times;-) Brgds, Kasper" , Kasper, Partner and Co-founder at Dansk Faktura Børs A/S

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"Hey George, I must say I really enjoy your site. It has inspired me to do some changes at our platform and we are the biggest consumer lender in Sweden." , Ludwig, CEO @ Savelend Sweden AB

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