本周，英国直接贷款投资经理平台Goji获得了百万英镑融资，本轮融资领投方为Anthemis（该机构此前就曾投资过著名金融科技创企Betterment），AXA Strategic Ventures（ASV）等投资机构跟投。
Goji, the UK-based specialist direct lending investment manager and platform, secured an undisclosed multi-million pound funding round from investors including Anthemis’ Venture Fund 1 (AVF1) and AXA Strategic Ventures (ASV).
The funding will allow Goji to develop its platform and product pipeline, including the Diversified P2P Lending Bond. The round led by Anthemis, a leading global fintech investor which has backed companies including Betterment, and AXA Strategic Ventures, aims to set Goji as a pioneer for direct lending assets in the financial adviser market.
Founded in 2015 to empower financial intermediaries to access direct lending with the clarity and rigour they expect from traditional structured products, Goji aims to help the asset class reach fulfil its potential by accessing new investor markets.
Launched in January 2017, Goji’s Diversified P2P Lending Bond Bond was reportedly the first in the UK to give investors access to a diversified portfolio of over 1,000 loans in an IFISA using Goji’s proprietary investment strategy. Alongside Goji’s platform, which provides a single point of access for advisers to direct lending products, the Bond allows advisers to access Direct Lending through a single vehicle. The Bond’s first 12 month results will be released at the end of January. Goji also manages and administers over ￡20m of Innovative Finance ISA assets through it’s platform for third party lending platforms.