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Kristjan Velbri

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How does Investly’s business model differ from other marketplace lenders?

by Kristjan Velbri

 

Most people associate marketplace lending, also known as peer to peer lending, with consumer and real estate loans. Although Investly is similar to marketplaces that are oriented toward real estate and consumer loans in the sense that a large pool of investors takes part in financing each issue, there are some[...]

4 proven tips for getting better prices from your suppliers

by Kristjan Velbri

We asked our customers for tips on how they got better prices from their suppliers. Here’s what they came up with.

 

Investly newsletter - November 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

By far the most important piece of news is the launch of our new website. Our small but talented development team worked months to create a portal that will allow us to seamlessly scale our product. Most of the changes were done based on users’ feedback, which we value greatly. We will continue to improve the site[...]

Investly newsletter - October 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

Demand for invoice financing is growing fast. To keep up with demand, we visited LendIt Europe, the largest P2P conference in Europe. We met our shareholders and a number of investors interested in invoice financing. We're also growing as a team. We've moved offices in London to allow further expansion of our UK[...]

Which invoice discounting platform has the lowest fees for investors?

by Kristjan Velbri

Albert Einstein is quoted having said that compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. A portfolio growing 10% annually will double in just 7 years assuming income is reinvested (35 years for 2%). However, a small fee can eat away a sizeable piece from your returns, slowing down the growth rate of your[...]

Investly newsletter - September 2016

by Kristjan Velbri

September was a very busy month for the whole team at Investly. We signed up a record number of new customers and investors purchased a record amount of invoices. We also implemented a few improvement to the website.

5 things you should know about invoice finance

by Kristjan Velbri

 

Small companies face an uphill battle - buyers leverage long-payment terms on invoices and banks are often unable to give businesses the access to the funds they need. Large companies are demanding longer payment terms than ever before. 

How homemade fudge made it to 200 M&S stores in the UK (video)

by Kristjan Velbri

 

Investly allows businesses to unlock cash from their invoices, resulting in increased sales and improved liquidity. Without it, businesses would have to wait weeks or months to receive payment. Just like many small businesses in the UK, Matt and Ben’s Proper Fudge Company faced long payment terms of 60 days on[...]

Investor interview with Indrek Ruubel

by Kristjan Velbri

Our previous investor interview featured a Brazilian e-resident, Eduardo. This time, we decided to introduce you to a local investor. Indrek is a product engineer at Transferwise. Engineers being engineers, he decided to build a robot that invests on his behalf. Before we get to that, here's Indrek in his own[...]