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  • Affirm Partners With Shopify, Will Now Let All Merchants Offer Financing Options

    Affirm Partners With Shopify, Will Now Let All Merchants Offer Financing Options

    Affirm, the lending company started by Max Levchin that offers customers payment plans for online purchases, has announced that the company’s financing options will now be available to all U.S-based Shopify stores. While Affirm’s financing options have already been available to select Shopify stores (including Boosted Boards), today’s launch rolls out the feature to all… Read More

  • Affirm Acquires Coding Bootcamp Lending Startup LendLayer

    Affirm Acquires Coding Bootcamp Lending Startup LendLayer

    Affirm has completed a talent acquisition of LendLayer, a startup that provides lending for accelerated learning programs like Hackbright Academy. LendLayer partnered with a number of accelerated learning schools like Coder Camps and the New York Code + Design Academy to offer payment plans for those accelerated learning programs. It’s an acqui-hire, and it’s certainly an… Read More

  • Paypal Co-founder New Lending Startup Affirm Gets Into Student Loans For Coding Bootcamps

    Paypal Co-founder New Lending Startup Affirm Gets Into Student Loans For Coding Bootcamps

    Affirm, the lending startup co-founded by Max Levchin, is breaking into student loans for coding, design and business bootcamps from General Assembly, Bloc, Kaplan’s Dev Bootcamp and Metis. The company, which raised $275 million this past spring, is branching out from its initial market in online retail. They were originally financing purchases at the point-of-sale online with… Read More

  • Algocracy

    Algocracy

    Every day throughout the United States, there are thousands of patients waiting for a compatible organ. Supply never meets demand, a function of our voluntary system of organ donation as well as the consistent ban on paid organs. Some patients may get lucky and get an organ just in time, while others never do. Luck, though, is only a small part of the probability of receiving an organ. UNOS… Read More

  • Max Levchin’s Lending Startup Affirm Raises $275M In Equity And Debt

    Max Levchin’s Lending Startup Affirm Raises $275M In Equity And Debt

    Affirm is looking to expand its lending business for online shoppers. The new lending startup from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is today announcing it raised $275 million in debt and equity to do just that. The round was led by Spark Capital Growth, with additional participation from the mid-cap investment bank Jeffferies and Andreessen Horowtiz. Previous investors Khosla Ventures and… Read More

  • Max Levchin Explains The Consumer Credit Revolution | Highlights

    On The Record With Max Levchin

    Earlier today I sat down with Max Levchin at Disrupt SF 2014 to talk about what he’s building at the moment, and to get his take on the current technology market. Max is best known for his work at PayPal and his second firm, a gaming company called Slide. PayPal sold to eBay, and Google picked up Slide. Now, Max is building something called Affirm, which hopes to change how people… Read More

  • PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

    PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

    We’re happy to announce that PayPal co-founder, Yahoo board member and self-proclaimed crypto-nerd Max Levchin will be returning to the Disrupt stage in September. Last year, Levchin spoke with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis about the NSA, lessons he learned from PayPal and his fertility app, Glow, which now is doing rather well. But Levchin just can’t sit still and… Read More

  • How Max Levchin Plans To Reinvent Consumer Finance Again, With His New Company Affirm

    How Max Levchin Plans To Reinvent Consumer Finance Again, With His New Company Affirm

    Max Levchin is one of the founders of PayPal, a company that made it easier for consumers to transfer funds to one another and provided an easy-to-install payment processor for businesses. Now he’s seeking to once again reinvent consumer finance as CEO of his new company Affirm. Affirm was founded out of Levchin’s company building investment vehicle HVF, and over the past two years… Read More