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Peer2Peer Finance News | October 17, 2017

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Who are the most influential people in proptech?

Who are the most influential people in proptech?
Suzie Neuwirth

LENDINVEST has opened nominations for its second annual LendInvest proptech influencer list, which this year has been launched in association with the UK Proptech Association and last year’s number one influencer, proptech blogger James Dearsley.

Online specialist property lender LendInvest, which was a member of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association until July this year, said on Thursday that nominations are open “to anyone working in or contributing to proptech in the UK and overseas”.

The deadline to vote is 3 November and the final list is set to be announced at LendInvest’s next proptech meet-up on 30 November.

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“We are excited to bring back the LendInvest proptech influencer list for a second year due to popular demand,” said Christian Faes, co-founder and chief executive of LendInvest.

“This year, it’s important to us to recognise the work that’s happening to promote the rise of digital transformation not just in the UK’s property market, but overseas too. With the help of our partners at the UKPA, we are confident that we will see a lot of new faces in this year’s list.”

Eddie Holmes, chairman of UKPA, added: “LendInvest’s first proptech influencer list in 2016 was really helpful in enabling property firms understand who they should talk to as they align to the threats and opportunities proptech offers them. It is our pleasure to partner with LendInvest to help the 2017 survey reach as many people as possible.”

Individuals who made last year’s influencer list include LendInvest’s Faes, Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman and Trussle founder Ishaan Malhi.

As Peer2Peer Finance News previously reported, LendInvest cancelled its application with the City regulator to operate a peer-to-peer lending platform. It no longer accepts retail money via its online platform, although it launched a retail bond in July that was subsequently oversubscribed.