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Max Levchin’s Affirm raises $200 million at a nearly $2 billion valuation

Affirm, the platform that helps consumers find financing, is getting some financing of its own. The San Francisco-based company confirmed that it's raising $200 million, led by GIC, a Singaporean sove

Affirm launches app to break purchases into monthly payments

Affirm is rolling out an app to make it easier to pay for large purchases in monthly payments. The concept has been in beta testing and it is now being made available widely. The company was started b

Affirm now has 1,000 retail partners

Today Affirm has announced that it has more than 1,000 merchants signed up to offer its financing options at checkout, helping to reduce the friction around making large purchases and, by extension, i

Cross River Bank gets unconventional validation with a $28M VC round

In a rare move, Battery Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Ribbit Capital, investors in a number of Silicon Valley's fintech startups, have backed the bank enabling many of their investments to lurch f

Levchin’s Affirm secures $100M credit line from Morgan Stanley

This morning, fintech startup Affirm announced a new $100 million credit line from Morgan Stanley. The money will go directly to supporting the company’s current financial products that help cus

Growing up in the intelligence era

IT is shifting from the SaaS workflow applications that characterized the cloud computing era to those that help customers make decisions: the intelligence era. The source of competitive advantage is

Affirm is partnering with Expedia and Eventbrite so you can pay for experiences over time

Affirm has made it no secret that its success will hinge on its ability to offer customers a wide range of retail partners where they can frequently use Affirm to pay. While the lending startup orig

Affirm acquires budgeting app Sweep to expand into personal finance

Online lending company Affirm has announced it is acquiring Sweep, an app-based personal finance tool. The move comes just two weeks after Affirm raised a $100M Series D round, which was partially

Affirm secures $100M in Series D funding to expand beyond loans

Affirm, the alternative lending site started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, has raised a $100M Series D led by fellow PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund. The all equity round, whi

Serial Entrepreneur Max Levchin On Leaving A Legacy

In this podcast, Max talks about having true passion for an area of business, on the difficulty of building network effects businesses, the happiest day of an entrepreneur’s life, and leaving a lega

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-

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 le

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

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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 c

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 jus

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 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 wit

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