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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    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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    Great interview explaining why the issuance of the CFPB's first no-action letter to @Upstart is such a big deal. letstalkpayments.com/interview-with…

    Wisdom from our co-founder Anna Counselman and other entrepreneurs on how to survive business challenges. entrepreneur.com/slideshow/3034…

    "Most people pay too much for credit" Our CEO @davegirouard shares digital acquisition best practices with @facebook at @money2020

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    Bloomberg Law profile of @Upstart General Counsel @alison_nicoll, our own in-house legal rock star... bna.com/upstarts-top-l…

    @davegirouard on stage at #Money2020 discussing the reinvention of consumer lending with @SoFi @ElevateCredit and @OakamLtd

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