Tagged: upgrade

Lending Disrupted? Not Yet, Says Renaud Laplanche

As the alternative lending sector matures, the general atmosphere of its flagship event LendIt takes a different tone. The tone of this year’s Lendit Europe was down-to-earth. Hype was out. Business in. Even the discussions about artificial intelligence and blockchain were imbued with much realism…. Read More

New Online Lender Upgrade Hires Former Western Union Exec as General Counsel

Upgrade, Inc., the new consumer online lender launched by LendingClub founder Renaud Laplanche, has announced the appointment of John Dye as General Counsel. Dye migrates over to the Fintech firm from Western Union where he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the… Read More

Renaud LaPlanche, former CEO of LendingClub & Current CEO of Online Lender Upgrade, to Keynote LendIt Europe

Renaud Laplanche, an icon of the online lending industry, has been added as a keynote speaker to the roster of headliners at the forthcoming LendIt Europe event taking place this October. Laplanche founded LendingClub in 2006 as a peer to peer lending platform designed to… Read More

Journal Entry: LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. The Biggest Fintech Meetup In The World!

Familiar Faces This is the second year that I travelled to China for the LangDi FinTech Conference in Shanghai. What a difference a year makes? Last year, the conference had a massive showing of over 1,300 attendees. This year, the conference nearly doubled to 2,400… Read More

Act Two: Renaud Laplanche Joins LendIt’s Lang Di Fintech as Keynote Speaker

At LendIt USA, it used to be a tradition that former Lending Club CEO delivered the opening keynote address on day one of the event. That all changed after 2016 when Laplanche was forced to resign from the company he founded. After several months in… Read More

Back in the Game: Renaud Laplanche Launches Upgrade, a Consumer Credit Platform [u]

Renaud Laplanche, the founding CEO of Lending Club, has announced the launch of a new consumer credit platform aptly entitled Upgrade.  The online lender was described as a new iteration of online lending that combines the best of marketplace lending and consumer services such as… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Pavegen Announces Product Upgrade & Collaboration With Tribal Planet

Earlier this week, Crowdcube success Pavegen announced its product upgrade during an event at BAFTA. Last summer, the company secured over £2 million during the equity crowdfunding round. Its technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide real-time data for analytics. Pavegen revealed its… Read More