Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Soul Htite

Founder & CEO
Dianrong
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Soul co-founded Lending Club, the world's largest and benchmarking Peer-to-Peer (P2P) company, where he served as the Head of Technology until 2011. He led all the design and development efforts of Lending Club's online platform, ensuring that all online capabilities were both state-of-the-art and fully secure. The P2P platform received the prestigious Technology Pioneer award at the 2011 World Economic Forum. In Feb, 2014 Lending Club successfully shot up in the Wall Street debute, becoming the first P2P listed company. Its valuation reached over 8.5 billion USD.

In 2012, Soul came to China and started to build up Dianrong on basis of advanced technology and his expertise. Dianrong is headquartered in Shanghai, and is now a leading Internet finance company that focuses on the online marketplace and banking solution services. It has been featured widely in the local and global media. On March 25, 2016, Dianrong was the only P2P company that was elected as the standing council unit of the National Internet Finance Association of China.

Before Dianrong and Lending Club, Soul spent most of his professional career building enterprise software at Oracle Corporation. His focus was in real-time online services and system design for high availability and fault tolerance.