Student loan

  • Climb Credit looks to transform student lending with a new business model based on graduate success

    Climb Credit looks to transform student lending with a new business model based on graduate success

    The U.S. is facing a crisis in higher education. Once the ticket to the middle class life at the center of the fabled “American Dream”, the college and university experience is now under attack from all sides. Education has become pricier, while graduates are less prepared for jobs in either the white collar or blue collar workforce. Read More

  • How SoFi can ruin fintech for everyone Crunch Network

    How SoFi can ruin fintech for everyone

    I’m going to start by saying I’m actually a huge fan of SoFi. I think they have a great product, they’ve built an incredible business and their growth in a regulated and complex industry is impressive. And I say this even though I’ve had my student loan refinance denied by them — they still provide a great experience. However, some recent strategic choices at… Read More

  • LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier

    LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier

    When 21-year-old college students Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard started their first business for tutors, they didn’t really know that they would soon embark on a journey to help solve the $1.2 trillion student loan problem in the U.S. Launched out of their University of Delaware dorm room, their first business was designed to help college tutors. The two even made it into an… Read More

  • SoFi Raising New Cash To Help Ease Students’ $1 Trillion Debt Burden

    SoFi Raising New Cash To Help Ease Students’ $1 Trillion Debt Burden

    Student lending service Social Finance is close to securing a new round of as much as $75 million, according to two investors familiar with the company’s plans. The San Francisco-based company is one of a new generation of lending and consulting services backed by venture investors that are looking to help debtors better manage the almost $1.2 trillion in student loan obligations… Read More

  • Online Lending Technology Company LendKey Raises $12.5M

    Online Lending Technology Company LendKey Raises $12.5M

    LendKey, a cloud-based lending technology company, has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding. Led by Updata Partners and TTV Capital and joined by existing investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Gotham Ventures, the round brings LendKey to a total of $22 million in funding. Formerly known as Fynanz, LendKey switched its branding at the beginning of this year to distinguish itself from its… Read More