Why I left LendSwift

Last updated: 3 October 2018

In September, I stepped away from LendSwift – a bridging finance company I started with David Evans in 2016.

It'd be more interesting if I'd stormed off in a huff and had some great gossip for you, but the reality is very boring. It's happened because I'm increasing my involvement in The Property Hub, ahead of some big changes we'll be announcing early next year. As such, I can't have my time split between two companies (although Jack Dorsey apparently manages it), so I had to leave LendSwift.

It's a difficult time to leave, because I'm very proud of what we've started to build. After an initial couple of years of figuring things out and putting the right process in place, during 2018 we've really started to scale things up and it feels like a tipping point is approaching. Still, I've hugely enjoyed taking things this far and I'm sure the business will only continue to grow.

I'm still on great terms with David, and continue to hold positions in many loans. If we have a massive fight and things get more interesting, I'll let you know. Otherwise, I'll continue to cheer them on – while putting together some enormously exciting things for The Property Hub, which I'll be able to tell you more about in 2019.