Zopa, which says it was the world’s first peer-to-peer lending website, was founded in 2004 by chairman Giles Andrews, 52, and managers of the former internet bank Egg. The company generates revenue by charging a fee to facilitate loans between individuals, with £3.5bn advanced through its platform so far. Jaidev Janardana, 39, who succeeded Andrews as chief executive in 2015, oversaw sales of £46.5m last year. It has raised more than £100m to date from the likes of Northzone, Wadhawan Global Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners. In April it restructured ahead of the launch of its own banking offering.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank80
CompanyZopa
ActivityPeer-to-peer lending platform
LocationSouth London
Average 3 year sales growth59.43%
Latest sales £000s*46,500
Staff312
Founded2004
Websitewww.zopa.com

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