Funding Received
$64 Million in 4 Rounds from 17 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$50 Million Debt Financing on April 28, 2014
San Francisco, CA
LendUp's first product is a socially responsible alternative to payday loans.
Sasha Orloff, Jacob Rosenberg

Company Details


LendUp builds technology to expand access and choice among the customers banks and credit unions decline.

Their first product is a socially responsible alternative to payday loans called The LendUp Ladder (TM). The LendUp Ladder(TM) changes the dynamics of the small dollar loan: rather than being a dangerous first step into a cycle of debt, it becomes an opportunity to learn good financial behavior and to build credit through education, gamification and a transparent fee structure. LendUp is located in downtown San Francisco and is backed by prominent Silicon Valley investors such as Y-Combinator, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz Seed Fund, Startfund, Data Collective, Kapor Capital, Eagle Cliff Partners, Susa Ventures, SVAngel, Thomvest Ventures, Founders Coop, AFSquare, among other highly regarded angel investors and entrepreneurs.

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Current Team (6)


Past Team (1)


Funding Rounds (4) - $50M


Investors (17)

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    Victory Park Capital

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    Susa Ventures

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    Google Ventures

    Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc.
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    Data Collective

    Data Collective is a venture fund with a unique team of experienced venture capitalists,...
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    QED Investors

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    Founder's Co-op

    Founder's Co-op is a seed-stage investment fund in the Pacific Northwest.
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    The mission of AF Square is to discover companies whose business model disrupts the status quo.
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    Thomvest Ventures

    Thomvest is an early-stage venture capital firm with over $200 million under management. We...

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    San Francisco, CA


Competitors (1)


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