iwoca raises $20 million to accelerate growth

Today we are very excited to announce that iwoca has raised $20 million of new equity funding from a range of investors. Since our last funding round, iwoca has helped thousands of business owners across four countries and has grown to a team of 80 – but we’re not about to stop there. This new capital […]

Meet The Team: Farid, iwoca Account Manager

Earlier this week we sat down for a quick chat with Farid Kelekun, an Account Manager who joined iwoca in August 2014. Hi Farid! First off, what does your role as an Account Manager actually involve? I look after the customers, making sure that they’re happy with the service we’re providing them with and guiding […]

iwoca at the NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

This year was the first time we’ve had a stand at the NACFB’s hugely successful Commercial Finance Expo in Birmingham. Thousands of small businesses rely on financial brokers for their connections and expert advice when they look to fund their business. That’s why they have a huge part to play in our mission to reach […]

iwoca expands into Germany

The good news just keeps on coming. Riding on the coat-tails of our huge Alibaba announcement last month, we’re delighted to make public that German businesses can now access funding through iwoca. This expansion of our European operations will mean that we can now finance small businesses in countries with a combined 50% of EU GDP […]

How Small Business Lending Has Changed

Guest post by Conrad Ford, CEO of Funding Options The last few years have been an exciting time for small businesses looking for finance. Following the credit crunch, a new breed of non-bank finance provider began to emerge, with business models based on a mix of new technology and good old fashioned lending nous. These […]

Introducing The Small Business Finance Guide

Over and over again we hear from businesses who either assumed that a bank was their only viable finance option or knew that alternatives existed, but found it almost impossible to navigate the market. Neither point is surprising. The market has historically been dominated by the banks so awareness of alternatives is low. However the […]

Behind the scenes at Yuliya’s salon

A few weeks ago we visited one of our customers, Yuliya Price, at her North London beauty salon. Last year she swapped locations from a cramped premises in St John’s Wood to the trendy streets of Marylebone, using iwoca to help finance the costs of the move. It’s refurbishment was well on the way to […]

Introducing our partnership with Alibaba.com

Since launching iwoca we’ve learnt that financing small businesses is about more than just cash flow – it’s about giving them the buying power they need to take advantage of opportunities and compete on a global stage. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Alibaba.com to develop a new, integrated trade […]