Olivier Goy is the founder and CEO of October (formerly Lendix), the #1 SME lending platform in France and continental Europe (source: Altfi), also operating in Spain and Italy.
October enables SMEs to borrow directly from individual and institutional lenders without going through banks. Lenders invest their savings usefully and profitably to facilitate the funding of the real economy whilst businesses find new, simple and effective sources of finance independently of banks. October was awarded the 32nd position in the global ranking of the 2016 FINTECH100 by KPMG & H2 Ventures and was the winner of 2015 Boston Consulting Group Fintech Challenge.
“Décideurs” magazine elected him as one of the 20 most promising French business leaders for 2016.
17 years ago, Olivier Goy launched a first company, 123Investment Managers (formerly 123Venture), a private equity fund dedicated to retail investors (€1.3 billion Asset Under Management). Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 123Investment Managers until September 2014, he is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Olivier Goy also serves as Vice President of the “France Fintech” association and is a regular guest speaker on SMEs financing and Fintech topics.
Olivier is a graduate of EM Strasbourg / HEC Montréal (Canada) and holder of the DECF.
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