Upstart

Founded by ex-Googlers, Upstart is an online lending platform that goes beyond the FICO score to finance people based on signals of their potential, including schools attended, area of study, academic performance, and work history. Their proprietary underwriting model identifies high-quality borrowers despite limited credit and employment experience.

 

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    #snowday podcast: @jungofthewon, Head of Growth at @Upstart, speaks with us about #lending, #womeninfintech, and #diversity in tech. Take a listen here: medium.com/wharton-fintec… Retweeted by Upstart

    Our CEO @davegirouard explains to @Bloomberg how @Upstart expands access to credit: “A lot of improvement can be made in credit decisioning…a much higher percentage of Americans are creditworthy" than is recognized by most lenders. bloomberg.com/news/videos/20…

    The women of @Upstart had a fantastic morning discussing innovation and women/girls leadership @branksomehall twitter.com/branksomehall/…

    Thrilled that @upstart is one of Forbes Fintech 50 for 2018! forbes.com/sites/janetnov…

    Excellent piece by @vijaypande on why AI “black box” technology is actually more transparent/understandable than human decision-making — it’s “a feature, not a bug.” nytimes.com/2018/01/25/opi…

    .@BankMobile's first fintech partnership with @Upstart is a huge win not only because it’s the first partnership, but it also introduces our expansion into the credit space where we have big plans to grow. (via @AmerBanker) bit.ly/2CjLevP Retweeted by Upstart

    “[Upstart's] been able to prove they’re able to get better pricing and able to anticipate defaults better than those that are just using a traditional FICO score to evaluate credit.” americanbanker.com/news/bankmobil…

    Our first SaaS partner is LIVE! We are thrilled to announce BankMobile is the first bank to launch their personal loan program on the Upstart platform! blog.upstart.com/powered-by-ups…

    Proud that @upstart was just named one of the 100 most promising private AI companies in the world! cbinsights.com/research-ai-100

    This is significant b/c Alpha Zero 1) learned FAST 2) was able to generalize --AI made for Go figured out how to dominate in 2 other games) and 3) was built without human help goo.gl/F8FNRu

    We can rebuild credit. We have the technology. twitter.com/davegirouard/s…

    i should really go to more lunch 'n learns with @Upstart data scientist @GrantWSchneider. apparently, he literally wrote the book on some of this stuff... amazon.com/Intuitive-Intr… Retweeted by Upstart

    "We are in a world of shortage, but these advances will help us take on all of the top problems." cnbc.com/2017/11/14/bil…

    "Any data processing system with non-trivial logic can be improved significantly by applying modern machine learning." petewarden.com/2017/11/13/dee…

    An update from our fearless leader @davegirouard twitter.com/davegirouard/s…

    Our @Upstart co-Founder Anna Counselman talks about how she responded to a dismissive boss in her first job: entrepreneur.com/slideshow/3034…

    Celebrating Paul-oween @Upstart! Cofounder @paulxgu has a distinctive sartorial style... 🙂

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