Online business-lending platform giving SME’s quick and easy access to the funds they need to grow.
LulaLend is more than a company. It’s a belief in the power of small business, making a difference, building a better solution and striving for excellence. We work hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow, and we have a great time doing it!
Trevor is a Chartered Accountant with a strong entrepreneurial flair. His last e-commerce venture, 5ounces, was acquired by the Naspers group in 2013. He continued to work as the CEO after acquisition. He has worked in finance for 7 years: as an investment banker internationally with Goldman Sachs and in structured finance for 3 of those years with Rand Merchant Bank.
Neil is a Chemical Engineer who has worked in the Investment Banking industry in London for over 10 years. His expertise lies in credit and derivatives risk, and rapid application development in these areas. Previous clients consulted to include Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch/ Bank of America, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB.
- Technology driven
- Finance driven
Aug 2014 - Trevor meets Neil and company idea is born
Jan 2015 - Prototype developed and seed funding raised
May 2015 - LulaLend goes live in beta with partners PayFast and SureSwipe
Oct 2015 - Lulalend live to the full market
Dec 2015 - Lulalend successfully funds its 100th SME
Jun 2016 - Series A funding raised