Tag: lending

Brex Raises Again, Shopify Launches Bank Accounts and M&A Ideas for Goldman

In this episode, we’re joined by Lex Sokolin to talk through a few recent events that are indicative of the fintech world right now. Brex raised an additional $150 million at a slightly improved valuation vs. its last round just as Monzo is reportedly looking at a 40% down round. Why? Shopify launched bank accounts […]

Technology, Empathy and Finance in a Time of Crisis with TrueAccord

Ohad Samet is the Co-Founder and CEO of TrueAccord, a company using machine learning, behavioral economics and empathy to reimagine the debt collection process. TrueAccord is a fantastic example of fintech’s most fundamental promise: using technology and a fresh perspective to create outcomes in financial services orders of magnitude better than traditional approaches, at a […]

The Golden Age of Fintech with Ron Suber

Ron Suber is the former head of Prosper, one of the original peer-to-peer lenders. Prior to getting involved in Prosper, Ron built and sold Merlin, a tech-first prime broker for the long-tail of hedge funds, acquired by Wells Fargo in 2012. Ron invests in and advises a number of fintech companies and has developed views […]

Addressing the U.S. Student Debt Crisis with Earnest

David Green is the Chief Product Officer at Earnest, a digital student lender and refinancing provider. The student debt market in the US is unique in the world. College is exceedingly expensive, and students fund their educations by borrowing from the government and private lenders. Despite the size of the market and its decades-long history, […]

$1 Billion of Mortgages a Day with Blend

Erin Collard is Co-Founder of Blend, a digital mortgage origination platform. Blend sits atop incumbent systems and digitizes the mortgage process, massively reducing costs for lenders and expediting origination. Blend’s software is compelling. So compelling, in fact, that 25% of the market now uses Blend’s technology to originate $1 billion of US mortgages every day. […]

Leveraging Data to Fix Consumer Credit

Today, we’re joined by two entrepreneurs making credit more understandable and accessible for people. Freddy Kelly is the Founder of Credit Kudos, a new model credit bureau making better data available to lenders. Matt Ford is the Founder of Pariti, an app built to help consumers improve their credit and qualify for new products. Pariti […]

Alternative Lending with Spotcap and iwoca

Today the focus is on alternative lending, one of the original fintech verticals. Surprisingly, in nearly 80 episodes, we’ve never gotten deep into alternative lending. After holding off for so long, today we’re hitting you with two interviews, one with Jens Woloszczak, the founder and CEO of Spotcap, and the second with Christoph Rieche, founder […]

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