Startup Grind

Startup Grind

Stuart Lunn (along with business partner Bill Dobbie) launched LendingCrowd in January 2014 in Edinburgh. LendingCrowd is Scotland’s first specialist peer-to-business crowdlending platform, providing UK small and medium businesses with loans from multiple investors across the country. Since launch, LendingCrowd has facilitated over £8.7 million in loans to companies across the UK. LendingCrowd’s objectives are to increase access to finance for UK SMEs while providing greater potential returns to investors, and aim to deliver an outstanding customer experience offering transparent business terms and processes.

Prior to this, Stuart worked as an equity analyst covering the UK technology sector and worked for a number of top firms in the City of London, including Collins Stewart and Cenkos. Stuart advised a broad range of companies, including those in the Internet, software, hardware and telecoms sectors and was also involved in a number of fundraisings on the AIM market. He is also an investor in a number of early-mid stage technology and Internet companies.