/Smartika, a Milan, Italy-based social lending platform, recently completed €4.52m funding round.
The round was led by and structured by London-based Hamilton Ventures, a UK-based merchant banking boutique focused on investments in tech and fintech.
The company intends to use the funds to grow operations.
Led by founder Maurizio Sella, Chairman of the board, and Luciano Manzo, CEO, Smartika provides a Peer to Peer lending platform that connects borrowers and lenders each other, without the need of traditional credit and investment intermediaries.
Founded in 2012, Smartika is authorized and regulated by Bank of Italy as a Payment Institution in accordance with d.lgs. 11/2010.