Prodigy Finance is founded on the philosophy that funding shouldn’t be a barrier to education.
Born in 2007, three MBA students recognised that traditional banks don’t serve the needs of international borrowers: requiring collateral, co-signers, guarantors or documentation that students simply don’t have. They made it their mission to make quality education accessible, using fintech to redefine the student loan market.
Our innovative and borderless model assesses you on your potential, among other variables, not just your current circumstances and credit history.
We work with alumni, impact investors, and other private qualified entities who invest in tomorrow's leaders whilst earning a financial and social return.
Our story began with three INSEAD students in 2007
More than 13,600 students have trusted us to fund their postgraduate studies
80% of our borrowers come from emerging market countries
For over two decades, Judith led and transformed two global institutions: the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the first woman to lead an Ivy League Institution, and the Rockefeller Foundation, where she was the first woman to serve as President. At Rockefeller, Judith brought in a new era of strategic philanthropy that emphasised partnerships with business, government, and the community to address and solve complex challenges of the 21st century and championed two new fields that are now pervasive: resilience and impact investing.
Co-founder of Index Ventures, Neil has worked with entrepreneurs from around the world to pursue their missions, including the likes of Deliveroo and Typeform. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is on the board of the non-profit Human Rights Watch.
Before becoming a General Partner at Balderton, Tim spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs where he acted as Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International amongst a number of other roles. He is a Cambridge alum, and is a Trustee of both the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Edward is the co-founder and former Chief Executive of multi-billion-pound company Betfair. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan & Co. and has twice been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Edward has an MA in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford and is now an active angel investor.
Before Alan became co-founder and Chairman of MMC Ventures, he spent 28 years at McKinsey & Co. where he was head of the financial services practice in UK, Europe and the Middle East. He has an MA in Law from Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a football-enthusiast and qualified barrister.
Andy is a founder and investor in tech start-ups. Andy co-founded and was CEO of Active Hotels where he led the acquisition and subsequent merger with Bookings.org to form Booking.com, which now has a market cap of over $50 billion. He has made over 50 early stage tech investments, is a regular lecturer at LBS and INSEAD, and has a PhD in Natural Sciences from Cambridge.
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Investing - Risk Policy
Investment is restricted to high net worth and sophisticated investors who can demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge and experience to understand the risks of investing. Risks include the potential loss of capital and limited liquidity. Capital at risk. Investments are long term and it may not be possible to sell your investment prior to maturity. See our full Risk Warning and Terms and Conditions.
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