Orca provides an investment aggregation platform for the peer to peer lending (P2P) market. The Orca Investment Platform enables people to research, build and monitor P2P investment portfolios, all from Orca.
Investors sign-up to the Orca Investment Platform, invest, top-up and redeem multiple P2P investments across the market. The solution provides diversification across multiple P2P platforms, lending sectors and a large base of borrowers. This delivers superior levels of diversification, without the hassle of building a balanced P2P portfolio yourself.
Investors can access and monitor their portfolios, easily and quickly, all from the Orca dashboard. They can also access Orca’s in-depth independent research, which is a service the business has been offering for three years.
Orca was founded by two Scottish cousins, Iain Niblock and Jordan Stodart. They have a background in economics and marketing and combined to start Orca after observing the growth of the peer to peer lending market, but evident lack of centralised research and investment services to help people navigate and invest in this complex and fragmented asset class.
Investors currently invest directly on P2P platforms. They are required to research the overall market, individual P2P platforms and the specific type of lending the platforms offer. If they are time poor they are likely to invest through one P2P platform, leaving them exposed to this platform and the type of lending that it offers.
Enthusiastic investors aiming to diversify their risk invest across multiple P2P platforms and have to juggle multiple logins. Portfolio management and monitoring within the sector is therefore time-consuming and painful.
Responding to these problems, the Orca Investment Platform was born. The aggregator platform allows people to invest across multiple P2P platforms, lending sectors and a large number of borrowers with confidence, ease and efficiency.
Orca launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on the Seedrs platform in September 2018, seeking the support of the community to address some key strategic objectives which will support the business’s ambitious growth and expansion plans. The business has strong backing from Northern Irish and Scottish VCs and angel investor networks as well as multiple privates.