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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    Our talented recruiter @CatRey and data scientist, Poorna, share their take on why Upstart is a great place to work for women. Both are at the @wia_conference today so stop by to say hi! #WIA2019 #womenintech #ColumbusOhio #DataScience @lg_etter upstart.com/blog/why-upsta…

    Upstart celebrates women who love data as much as we do! We are proud to support the Women In Analytics Conference in our new second home in Columbus. #WIA2019 #womenintech @wia_conference #ColumbusOhio #DataScience @lg_etter

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    "Accuracy sometimes seems like a mathy thing that mostly data scientists care about. It can feel morally or financially neutral, just shifting the order of people’s rankings around without creating anything extra in the world. That impression is wrong." upstart.com/blog/accuracy-…

    "Loans are weirdly simple. Unlike other products, the main feature of a loan is its price tag. More precisely, the product is money now, and the price tag is the extra money (interest) the customer has to pay back later." upstart.com/blog/accuracy-… @paulxgu

    Our co-founder @paulxgu wrote an in-depth piece on the importance of accuracy in lending. He explains why accuracy is fundamental to lending, how much inaccuracy there is to reduce, why reducing inaccuracy is good, and how to balance accuracy with ease. upstart.com/blog/accuracy-…

    Our second home is already ramping up with 13 employees across data science, engineering, and operations. Learn more in this post by @columbusbiz1st bizjournals.com/columbus/news/… @GrantWSchneider @paulxgu @davegirouard

    Our study with large US banks showed that Upstart's model could cut bank's losses by 75%, or 3x their approval rates while keeping losses constant. Our CEO @davegirouard was featured in @tearsheetco for his views on how ML will change credit. tearsheet.co/artificial-int… #fintech

    . @jpmorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: “There are times when you’re better off having the sales force go play golf than make new loans.” @Upstart CEO @davegirouard: "When exactly does imprudent lending make sense?" upstart.com/blog/upstart-i…

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    "The economic gains available via ML within the credit decision alone are so vast that they will remake an entire industry." Our CEO @davegirouard shares his views on the future of lending. upstart.com/blog/upstart-i…

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    "The emergence of machine learning in lending will entirely reshape the banking and broader credit industry in the next 10 years." buff.ly/2Tsp3Mx @davegirouard

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    Our CEO @davegirouard chats with @LendAcademy about bank partnerships, the no-action letter from the @CFPB and how he'll still be wearing Maize and Blue to any games at the horseshoe @OhioState @UMich buff.ly/2RsuRsu

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    Excited to do 2019 with you @theblazedone and @HarrisFootball! twitter.com/HarrisFootball…

    Helpful tips from one of our engineers @guimonz about the little things that matter in a software engineering interview! medium.com/@guimonz/littl…

    "Where other platforms have faltered Upstart has stuck to their knitting and built a profitable business all the while growing at a good pace." Thanks @LendAcademy for this thoughtful feature. twitter.com/LendAcademy/st…

    No one better than @GrantWSchneider to launch Upstart's new R&D center in #Columbus. He has 3 degrees from @OhioState! Learn more about our exciting new home: buff.ly/2DCJaU4 @daytondailynews @columbusbiz1st @ColumbusChamber

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    "By expanding our footprint beyond the Bay Area, we aim to increase our velocity and realize the potential we see in one of the world’s first AI/ML-based lending platforms." Learn more about our new Columbus home! buff.ly/2DCJaU4 #Ohio #Buckeyes #Engineering #datascience

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    Upstart is building a second home in Columbus, OH! We're opening an R&D center to house 100 data science, engineering, and operations jobs. Learn more: buff.ly/2DCJaU4 #Ohio @clevelanddotcom @ohiodotcom @Smart_Business @insightssuccess

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    Come learn about #Superwomen, Upstart's women's group, and the story of how our founders set out to enable effortless credit based on true risk. Visit our booth at @AfroTech! upstart.com/careers #AfroTech #fintech #Recruiting #diversity

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    Meet Upstart at @AfroTech! We're excited to connect with leading engineers, data scientists, product managers, designers and other tech enthusiasts. upstart.com/careers #AfroTech #afrotech18

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    We have open roles in growth / marketing, data science, recruiting / HR, engineering, and product. Find out more about life at Upstart at @AfroTech! upstart.com/careers #growth #marketing #DataScience #Engineering #Recruiting #diversity #AfroTech #fintech

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