MIT’s soft robotic fish is studying real ones in Fiji

MIT CSAIL just revealed footage of SoFi, the lab’s robotic fish, which looks right at home swimming amongst the coral reefs of Fiji. The project is an attempt to create an autonomous underwater veh

Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

Twitter COO Anthony Noto has left the company, Twitter announced Tuesday. Noto’s leaving because he accepted a CEO role elsewhere, according to the release. Just last week, the WSJ reported that

SoFi held acquisition talks with Charles Schwab

SoFi, the online lending giant, held conversations with Charles Schwab about a potential acquisition by the brokerage firm, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The M&A talks 

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober

Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Jason Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number o

Online lender Earnest sells to Navient, in a disappointing deal for investors

Earnest, a well-funded fintech startup with bold ambitions to create a modern financial institution, is selling to the student-loan company Navient for $155 million in cash. The WSJ was first to repor

Equity podcast: SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC buy the iPhone X?

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SoFi responds to sexual harassment and wage lawsuits

Last month a SoFi senior operations manager filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully terminated for reporting sexual harassment, as well as for outing managers who he claims improperly recorded loans.

SoFi loses another senior executive, as chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum departs

Online finance startup SoFi has lost yet another senior executive, TechCrunch has learned. Chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum is the latest exec to leave, following a string of departures in the

Six months after acquisition, SoFi is shutting down Zenbanx

Online lending company SoFi is closing down Zenbanx, the online banking provider it bought earlier this year. In an email sent to Zenbanx customers, the company announced that it will close all accoun

SoFi has applied for a bank charter

In May, SoFi CEO Michael Cagney told TechCrunch the company would be applying for a bank charter "in the next month." Well, it's about a month later, and -- surprise! -- the company has actually done

SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company

Another one of the co-founders of online lending startup SoFi is leaving the company, TechCrunch has learned. Dan Macklin, who served as VP of Community and Member Success at SoFi, has announced inter

SoFi’s CEO wishes the US had less student loan debt

SoFi was founded on the business of helping high-earning graduates refinance their student loans. But perhaps ironically, CEO Michael Cagney thinks today’s record amount of student loan debt is

SoFi gets into wealth management

SoFi wants to be at the center of its members' financial lives, and believes the best way to do so is to provide new products that complement its existing portfolio of student loan, mortgage and other

SoFi plans to apply for a bank charter in the next month

With an eye on providing banking services later this year, online lending startup SoFi is planning to apply for an industrial bank charter in the next month, according to CEO Mike Cagney. If approved,

What do you want to ask SoFi CEO Mike Cagney at Disrupt NY?

Have you ever wanted to know what makes a fintech startup tick, but didn’t have the chance, or the right person, to ask? Well, we’ve got you covered: Mike Cagney, the co-founder and CEO of

SoFi confirms $500 million in new funding as it pushes beyond lending

Online finance startup SoFi got its start refinancing student loans but gradually has been adding other services to members. To expand into new regions and move closer to becoming a full-service finan

SoFi buys Zenbanx to offer banking and money transfer services to its users

Online lending firm SoFi announced today that it has acquired Zenbanx, a startup that offers banking, debit, payments and money transfer services to users online and through a mobile app. The combi

CollegeBacker publicly launches its college savings account advisory service

Paying for college sucks. And, unfortunately, college is getting more expensive just as having that degree is only increasing in importance as one of the keys to the kingdom of American success. I sav

How startups are trying to fix consumer debt

Consumer debt remains one of the biggest challenges with the American economy. The average household has $130,922 in debt, and debt interest payments represent 9 percent of the average household incom

The mercurial nature of P2P lending

The meteoric rise of e-lending platforms attracted a lot of interest among investors and entrepreneurs. Lending Club and OnDeck have already become public companies, and their competitors, such as Fun
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