WeLab

lendingp2p lendingonline loans

FOUNDING YEAR: 2013
LOCATION: Hong Kong
Last Update: 17/07/2020

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About

JOIN OUR TEAM!Visit http://www.welab.co/careers for more information.--WeLab is a leading fintech company in Asia with one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong. WeLab provides financial services by creating seamless digital experiences to over 42 million users across Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Indonesia. Using its proprietary risk management technology and advanced AI capabilities, WeLab effectively analyzes unstructured mobile big data within seconds to provide innovative financial services and offer consumer financing solutions for individual customers. The company also offers B2B enterprise solutions by partnering with traditional financial institutions, which utilize WeLabs technology to offer fintech-enabled services to their customers. WeLab operates WeLend (https://www.welend.hk/) and the WeLab Bank (https://welab.bank/) in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital (), Taoxinji () and Tianmian Lab () in Mainland China and AWDA, a fintech joint venture with PT Astra International in Indonesia. WeLabs investors include Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, CK Hutchisons TOM Group, International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group), Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Sequoia Capital and ING Bank.

MEDICI Analysis

WeLab is an internet finance company that offers credit risk management tools by leveraging big data analytics and the latest internet technologies. It has developed a proprietary risk management technology that analyzes unstructured mobile data to create credit scores for applicants. It also works with traditional financial institutions and assists them to develop and offer FinTech-enabled solutions to their customers.

Focus

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

WeLab offers an online lending platform that enables borrowers to apply for unsecured personal loans. The loans are disbursed through two platforms: 1. WeLend: An online lending platform that offers unsecured personal loans ranging from USD $400-$75,000. 2. Wolaidai: A mobile lending platform that offers unsecured personal loans to both students and salaried workers.

REVENUE MODEL

Company generates revenue by charging an interest rate on the loan amount.

MAIN CLIENTS

Financial institutions

Traction

VALUATION / MARKET CAP:

$133.33 M in 2015

People

FOUNDERS

Aananth Solaiyappan

Kelly Wong

Aananth Solaiyappan

Simon Loong

BOARD MEMBERS AND ADVISORS

Simon Loong

Frances Kang

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

201-500

INVESTORS:

Access Industries

Credit Suisse

Guangdong Technology Financial Group

ICONIQ Capital

ING Bank

ING Group

International Finance Corporation

Khazanah Nasional

Lakestar

Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital China

Shou Zi Chew

TOM Group

Ule

Yuri Milner

KEY EMPLOYEES:

Simon Loong (CEO)

Paul Ip (CRO)

Karen Ho (CFO)

Frances Kang

Momentum

FUNDED

YES

TOTAL FUNDING

$396 M

DATE OF LAST FUNDING

Dec 2019

TOTAL FUNDING COMMENT

The company will use the funds to strengthen its operation. (July 2018)

FUNDING SERIES

SERIES A  · $20 M  · Jan 2015

SERIES B  · $220 M  · Nov 2017

SERIES C  · $156 M  · Dec 2019

DEBT FUNDING

$25 M

LISTED

NO

COMMENT

WeLab has files for a Hong Kong IPO in July 2018.

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