Redefining the future of financial services
Finance is among the oldest and largest industries in the world, but in many ways, it is the least innovative and transparent. After investing early and often in rapid advances in FinTech technologies and helping companies capitalize on an increasing consumer and commercial appetite for better financial services, FinSight is proud to be among the leaders in the FinTech industry. We know there are current and forthcoming early-stage companies that will redefine the future of finance and commerce.
– We look forward to helping you succeed.
– We created FinSight with the belief that innovation in the financial sector is long overdue and new software solutions are transforming commerce. These changes require the right combination of entrepreneurs supported by those with extensive domain experience.
Companies don’t change the world, people do
Backed by our team’s successful investment track record, global perspective, and deep knowledge of the financial services sector, FinSight can provide valuable support to entrepreneurs at all growth stages. We want to provide more than just capital–we are happy to help our entrepreneurs every step of the way as they build large successful companies.
Plastiq allows customers to use their credit and debit cards to pay for services and products where they previously could not.
Earnest is a technology company using data science, smarter design, and exceptional service to rebuild financial services starting with student loan market.
The company manages the largest alternative lending online portal LendAcademy, the largest P2P conference Lendit, taking place on 3 continents, and innovative investment solutions NSR Invest focused on providing investors solutions to invest through various P2P platforms.
Platiza is a largest online service that provides short term loans ranging from $25 to $400. It is the fastest and most convenient way to borrow money in Russia. Platiza helps consumers with necessary short-term liquidity while improving their credit score.
Lending Club is the largest US peer-to-peer lending platform that enables borrowers to obtain a loan, and investors to directly participate in installment loans asset class.
Finexkap is an online marketplace providing a disruptive working capital financing solutions to SMEs in France and elsewhere in Europe.
Dianrong, one of the largest Chinese peer-to-peer lending platforms, utilizes technology to provide access to credit to small businesses and consumers. Dianrong was launched by Soul Htite, one of the confounders of Lending Club.
FinanceIT is a POS loan origination platform operating in Canadian market with over $600m in loans funded. The company was named the fastest growing consumer finance platform in Canada and selected as Top 25 Up and Coming Canadian companies by Braham 300, prestigious Canadian startup research organization
Busfor is the largest East European long haul bus OTA with an inventory-distribution system, called GillBus.
Eaglewood Capital Management is a New York-based investment management firm and an SEC-registered investment adviser specializing in online lending strategies. The firm focuses on strategies that offer a compelling combination of yield, credit quality and duration, while minimizing volatility of returns and correlation to other asset classes.
Global multi-asset trading network for active traders built on a proprietary technological platform with 155K customers globally and $200 billion in transactions annually. Company also has a successful asset management business, commercial bank, and U.S.-based registered broker dealer – WhoTrades Inc., and other companies.
Punto Pago is a payment processing company in Panama that through its network of payment terminals offers consumers simple, quick and effective way to top-up mobile phones, pay Internet, television and utility bills and pay various other service providers.
Alawar is a major developer and publisher of casual games. Alawar works with over 30 game developers, and its catalog currently includes 250+ internationally popular games. Original investment was made in 2007, and the stake was sold to Almaz Capital in 2010.
Mamba is the largest Russian-language online dating portal with more than 30 million registered users. Mamba is one of the pioneers of freemium model in dating.
Badoo is a global social discovery network. The portal operates in 180 countries and is most popular in Latin America as well as Spain, Italy and France. Badoo ranks as one of the top 200 most highly trafficked sites in the world, according to Alexa.
Buka is a major publisher of games and multimedia products in Russia. The investment was made in 2004 and in 2008, Buka was acquired by 1C Company for $40m.
Banki.ru is Russia’s largest information and analytical portal dedicated to financial products and services. Like LendingTree and BankRate in the U.S., Banki.ru offers consumers quick and easy comparisons of various financial products while providing a variety of content dedicated to the financial industry. The investment was made in 2010 and the stake was sold in 2013 to Siguler Guff.
Victor Remsha is a partner at FinSight. Victor is a founder of a large investment group – Finam Investment Holding, which consists of a global multi-asset trading network for active traders with over 155k customers globally and $240 Billion in transactions in 2013, asset management business, commercial bank, US registered broker-dealer – WhoTrades Inc., and other companies. Since early 2000’s, Victor has been personally investing in Internet companies. Together with Alexey Garyunov, he launched the largest publicly traded mutual fund in Eastern Europe specializing in TMT and Internet sectors. Victor’s successful investment track record has been recognized by Forbes magazine when he was named as #2 most renowned Russian Internet investor.
Aleksey Garyunov is a partner at FinSight. Aleksey founded FinSight after a successful investment career and entrepreneurship stints. He has been providing his expertise to companies that FinSight has invested in. Aleksey was one of the co-creators of the first in Russia close-end fund to focus on TMT. Along with Finam Holdings, one of the largest financial services providers in Russia, Aleksey has participated in all the major deals concerning TMT and FinTech start-ups in the Russia. His main spheres of interest are FinTech, TMT and asset management. Aleksey is the leading TMT expert in Russia.
Alexander Prokhorov is a partner at FinSight. He began his career in financial advisory group at Ernst & Young in New York, and has worked for two multi-billion dollar family offices focusing on global private equity and venture capital investments. That experience has enabled him to acquire all the necessary skills to pick out potentially world changing start-ups. His background in investing in small and medium sized businesses can be a significant asset to start-ups he is involved in when they try to raise capital.
Maxim Nazarov joined FinSight as an analyst in 2014. After graduating from university with a degree in Finance Maxim has both worked in startups and in large financial institutions. His prior experience allows him to bring the best of the both worlds to help FinSight’s portfolio companies succeed.
Ludmila has been working in the investment industry her entire career. Her practical experience and knowledge come from direct equity and VC investments, as she worked in financial structuring of deals in those spheres.
Roman Klein joined FinSight as a legal counsel in 2016. Roman has been working in Russian and international law and consultancy firms with focus on financial and corporate laws. Roman’s previous experience allows him to view each investment opportunity from both legal and financial sides. Roman’s legal background and financial expertise help FinSight and its portfolio companies achieve results.
John Donovan is an advisor at FinSight. John helped start Lending Club serving in multiple roles including Board Member, COO and EVP of Corporate Development. Prior to Lending Club, John was Chief Product Officer and COO of BorderFree, the leading provider of cross border services to US Internet merchants. John worked at MasterCard for 17 years building their global customer service platform, developing new payment products, and has spent 5 years in Belgium working for Maestro, a PIN debit joint venture. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in Management, with concentration in Economics, from Long Island University, and is a graduate of Fundamentals of Management Executive Session at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. John is currently an advisor to several companies in the financial technology and online lending spaces.
Francis van den Bosch held a number of management positions in financial service organizations in various countries, mostly for Citicorp/Citibank, in the retail banking and card activities. For MasterCard/Europay, he led the expansion into Eastern and Southern Europe, before becoming global CEO of Maestro, MasterCard’s debit scheme. More recently, he was CEO of MC Europe; a Brussels based consulting company focusing on management and organizational development, mainly in financial services and pharma. He retired from an active management career end 2012.
Soul Htite is a co-founder of China based Sinolending. He also currently serves as a senior financial advisor to the government of Suzhou as well as several P2P companies. Prior to this, Soul co-founded Lending Club, the world’s largest P2P platform based in San Francisco, California where he served as Head of Technology since inception until 2011.
29 DecFinSight Ventures announces acquisition of majority stake of its Toronto based portfolio company FinanceIt by Goldman Sachs. This deal marks another exit for FinSight Ventures in 2017.Read more
Toronto-based point-of-sale financing provider Financeit Canada Inc has closed a recapitalization round with the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs. The undisclosed deal gives Goldman Sachs, a Financeit shareholder since 2015, a majority stake in the business.
14 DecSBDA Group and FinSight Ventures Announce the Closing of Series A Investment Round to Advance SBDA’s AI Customer Engagement Solution for Retail BanksRead more
SBDA Group Ltd., an artificial intelligence (AI) company that provides retail banks with solutions for boosting customer engagement and cross-selling in digital channels, and FinSight Ventures, a global venture capital firm focused on FinTech and enterprise IT, announce the closing of SBDA’s Series A round of VC funding. The proceeds will help expand the SBDA product suite and grow the team.
05 DecFinSight Ventures Announces Series A Round Funding for Merkata Smart POS: Investment in Company Focusing on Retail Business Solutions and Supply-chain ProcessesRead more
FinSight Ventures leads investment round in Merkata Smart POS, which focuses on small retail business solutions optimizing supply chain and in-store inventory processes. Merkata was founded in 2015 in Ekaterinburg, Russia and initially focused on retail tech-enabled regulatory compliance for smaller merchants in the local market.
04 AugChinese P2P firm Dianrong raises $220 million from investors led by Singapore wealth fund GICRead more
Leading Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Dianrong announced that it raised $220 million from a group of investors led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, looking to step up research of new technology as it expands across China and explores ventures in other countries in the region.
30 JulFinanceit expands executive team with two new VP’sRead more
TORONTO, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ – Financeit, a market leading point-of-sale financing provider, is announcing the expansion of its executive team with two new Vice Presidents: VP of Sales Ryan D’Souza and VP of Human Resources Jennifer Honey Brannon.
Following a successful year that included the acquisition of TD Bank Group’s indirect home improvement assets by Financeit and Concentra, Financeit continued its rapid growth, nearly doubling their team since the acquisition.
08 AprFinanceit and concentra renew $100 million funding facilityRead more
Toronto-based POS financing platform Financeit and Concentra, the wholesale bank and trust company for Canada’s credit unions, have announced the renewal of their $100 million funding facility for 2017.
The renewal comes nearly a year after the two companies announced an initial $100 million funding facility. The facility will give Financeit additional lending capital, enabling the company to continue providing merchant partners with competitive POS lending systems that help them grow their sales.
31 JanJust2Trade & WhoTrades Collaboration – New Features and Leadership, Same Low FeesRead more
Online Trading Platform Relaunches with New Leadership and a $40MM Joint Commitment, Introduces Deep Integrations with WhoTrades.To execute the relaunch of Just2Trade, as well as the third party collaboration with WhoTrades, the companies have a combined $40MM commitment from Finsight Ventures.
09 DecSage Links French SMEs To Fast FinancingRead more
Sage is gearing up for a busy year ahead after showing a favorable financial performance for FY 2016 and announcing plans to make some strategic investments in 2017.
But the latest offering from the cloud accounting company comes before the new year. The firm revealed Tuesday (Dec. 6) that it is rolling out Clic&Cash, a way for Sage’s SME users to access working capital financing.
28 OctRussia’s Busfor raises $20M to wrap up bus ticketing across Eastern Europe and AsiaRead more
While Uber and others fight over private car transportation, there remains an elephant in the room which has simply not been disrupted yet and which actually carries far more people on the planet: Buses.
You may laugh at the idea, but we are not talking about creating an “Uber for buses” here. The complication for passengers is not the bus coming to you, but the ability to travel farther than most disconnected bus companies will allow.
16 FebОдолжить до сессии: инвестор Виктор Ремша поможет американским студентамRead more
Инвестиционная группа FinSight Ventures, основанная председателем совета директоров группы «Финам» Виктором Ремшей и его партнером Алексеем Гарюновым, приобрела долю в американском провайдере финансовых услуг Earnest, рассказали Forbes в компании российских предпринимателей.
04 NovОснователь «Финам» с партнером вложился в кредитование малого бизнеса СШАRead more
Венчурный фонд FinSight Ventures, созданный основателем «Финама» Виктором Ремшей и его партнером Алексеем Гарюновым, купил долю американского провайдера финансовых услуг Fundry
20 JanLending Club IPO Shows The Profit Potential For Financial Technology InvestmentsRead more
Lending Club’s $5.4 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange is more than just the largest IPO for a U.S.-based tech company this year, it’s also planting the flag for an entire ecosystem of startup companies engaged in overturning the ways in which the world deals with money…
20 JanFinexkap, Offering Working Capital to SMBs In France, Raises $22.5MRead more
Finexkap, a web platform offering working capital to small businesses in France, has now raised $22.5 million, comprising of a $7.5m Series A equity round and a further $15m, which will be used to finance the platform’s first flurry of deals…
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