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Lisa Jacobs

As the Chief Strategy Officer at Funding Circle, Lisa is responsible for developing and driving Funding Circle's strategy and corporate development agenda, including international expansion. As such, she expanded the business into the US, Dutch and German markets through two acquisitions. In addition, Lisa led Funding Circle’s Series C, D and E fundraising rounds, raising ~£250m from some of the world’s largest investors including BlackRock, Accel Partners, Index Ventures and Temasek. Most recently, Lisa was a core part of the business' IPO team, making Funding Circle the largest FinTech company to list on the London Stock Exchange in the last three years. As an early member of the team, she also established and led a range of other business functions including analytics and finance. Lisa is passionate about diversity and has launched women@fc and FinTech Women in London to encourage gender diversity both within Funding Circle and the broader FinTech community. Prior to Funding Circle, Lisa was a consultant in the financial services industry at the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.