Conor French

Conor leads US legal, regulatory and government affairs for Funding Circle, the world’s leading marketplace for business financing. Funding Circle helps investors lend money to great small businesses looking for safe and affordable financing to grow, create new jobs and ultimately accelerate economic growth.

Conor previously served as CEO of Indego Africa, a social enterprise and lifestyle brand that supports artisan women through economic empowerment and education. He began his career practicing law at Latham & Watkins, where he was a member of the firm’s corporate department.

Conor helped found the Marketplace Lending Association(supporting responsible financial innovation and access to capital for small businesses and consumers) and the Responsible Business Lending Coalition(driving best practices in small business lendingand which authored the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights), and serves on the governing body of each. He previously helped found the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise(supporting the global artisan sector through public-private partnership).

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