2015’s biggest investments: Credit Benchmark £14m

Fintech start-up Credit Benchmark invests in international growth with Series B funding round

Company: Credit Benchmark
Description: Credit risk platform
Founders: Mark Faulkner, Donal Smith
Based in: London
Raised: £14m ($20m)
Investors: Balderton Capital

They said:

Credit Benchmark CEO Elly Hardwick:

“This substantial new investment from Balderton and continued support from our partners at Index is powerful validation of our mission – and our ability – to shake up the credit ratings market.

Tim Bunting, general partner at Balderton Capital: “Credit Benchmark’s plan to provide transparent credit information on more than 200,000 companies will provide huge value to all market participants. The need for better data has never been higher.”

“Credit Benchmark’s plan to provide transparent credit information on more than 200,000 companies will provide huge value to all market participants. The need for better data has never been higher.”

Read more about the deal here.

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