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The Millennial Opportunity: Dave Girouard Talks About Upstart Lending

  Former Googlers Dave Girouard and Anna Mongyat joined with Paul Gu (a Thiel Fellow) to launch Upstart in 2012.  Originally envisioned as a more altruistic lending platform that invested in the person and not the loan – somewhat similar to Pave –  the platform… Read More

Selling Their Futures: College Grads Promise a Slice of Their Future Income for Cash Now

The start of Nathan Sharp’s story sounds familiar: In 2012, he found himself graduating from Dartmouth College with an MBA and $100,000 in student debt. But rather than take whatever job would help him make his monthly payments, the entrepreneurial-minded Sharp took $50,000 from backers using… Read More

Young entrepreneur crowdfunding site Upstart expands to Boston area universities

Upstart, a Silicon Valley startup led by Massachusetts native and former Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) executive Dave Girouard, has extended its crowdfunding site for young entrepreneurs to students and recent alumni of five Boston area universities. The Upstart site, which launched in August, allows entrepreneurs to… Read More

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