U.S.-based online lending platform VIVA Finance announced on Thursday it secured $2.3 million through its latest seed funding round, which was ledgy Acumen Fund. The company’s total amount raised is now up to $3.5 million.
Formed in 2019, VIVA describes itself as an online lending platform that differentiates itself by underwriting loans based on employment data rather than credit scores. This in return enables more people to attain access to affordable credit at lower rates. VIVA Finance Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Markwalter, further stated:
Amid current economic uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, our mission of building an inclusive financial system is more crucial than ever. VIVA is excited to continue boosting the financial health of more people, and this latest funding round will enable us to do that.”
Also speaking about the investment,
Acumen America Associate Director Eliza Roady. “We believe that VIVA’s employment-based lending solution has the potential to empower millions of Americans to achieve greater financial health while also mitigating creditor risk.”
With the proceeds from this round of funding, VIVA will continue to grow its employer partnerships and expand its footprint throughout the Southeast.