We are proud of our sector expertise and our new ownership give us the financial backing to expand across the globe.

We are the same team that has managed FastPay UK's portfolio for the past five years, so we have significant experiences in this sector. We are part of a larger, well-established group of companies.

The Growth Lending Group has been funding high-tech SMEs since 2013, via other brands such as BOOST&Co and GapCap. Together, we've provided close to £1bn in financing to high-tech, high-growth SMEs. In June 2020, Growth Lending received lender accreditation from the British Business Bank for the Coronavirus business support scheme, CBILS.

We have more than 60 employees, all with deep experience in funding innovative companies, and our group has the backing of some of the UK's largest pension funds.

Matt Byrne


Matt joined FastPay in 2015 to launch and lead the UK business. Following the acquisition, Matt continues as Managing Director and is leading the international expansion.

Alex Fenton


As CEO, Alex calls upon his entrepreneurial experience to help guide the business. Having founded and exited GapCap (to Growth Lending in 2019), Alex looks forward to supporting other high growth businesses.

Kristi Oliver


Previously at Silicon Valley Bank, Kristi has 14 years experience in banking and debt technology. She is in charge of the group’s investment operations.

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