Mayava Capital, Inc. was formed under the basic premise that online lending brokers could be both cost-effective and consultative at the same time. The explosion of independent brokerages in the aftermath of the global financial crisis was a natural market reaction to the growth in online lending. Marketplace lenders have changed the borrower-lender relationship in remarkable ways. Yet with any market disruption or new industry, the rules of engagement tend to be fluid; therefore, consumers often find it difficult to navigate their way through the ever-evolving landscape.
In addition to providing a completely transparent and secure environment for businesses seeking to borrow funds, Mayava Capital went a step further and partnered with Morey Publishing—a New York-based media and marketing company—and a board of top-notch business advisors. Through these value-based partnerships, Mayava is able to offer free business resources in a knowledge center built for entrepreneurs. For example, the Borrower Viability Index™ (BVI) allows business owners to gauge their ability to qualify for a loan using a unique predictive scoring system. The resource center also helps guide entrepreneurs thinking about building their businesses with an exit strategy in mind, with a free scoring model called the Value Builder System.
While Mayava Capital focuses on the liquidity needs of the small business owner, its partner Morey Publishing provides rich content resources, such as online marketing and lead-generation white papers. Morey has been in the media and marketing space since 2002 with its launch of the Long Island Press, which has garnered more than 400 local, regional and national awards. Most recently, Morey Publishing launched the beta version of the New York Financial Press—www.nyfinancialpress.com—an alternative financial news journal that reports on various alternative financial sectors. The New York Financial Press will follow the leaders in marketplace lending to help identify trends that are of interest to borrowers and lenders alike.
This unique collaboration is what inspired “The Power 20,” a list of the most influential men and women in marketplace lending today.
The Power 20 identifies and ranks the top FinTech and marketplace lending innovators, providing a snapshot in time that documents this fast-growing market, including peer-to-peer lending, unsecured business lending, and more. While the list may change and new players will most certainly emerge, the legacy of those who appear on this inaugural list will undoubtedly stand the test of time.