Financial services

Affirm’s mission is to deliver honest financial products to improve lives. Affirm uses modern technology to re-imagine and re-build core components of financial infrastructure from the ground up. The company is focused on improving the lives of everyday consumers with less expensive, more transparent financial products.

BillGuard is a personal finance security and productivity company, which has developed a groundbreaking new approach to identifying deceptive, erroneous and unauthorized charges on consumer credit card and debit card bills. BillGuard uses crowdsourced big-data analytics to harness the collective knowledge of millions of consumers reporting billing complaints online and to their merchants and banks. The free service scans users’ e-statements daily, alerting them to bad charges and helping them get their money back.

BlockScore is an identity verification and anti-fraud solution for online transactions. The company offers an unintrusive experience for consumers and an accurate and cost-effective solution for businesses in every industry from digital currencies to in-person transactions.

Boku is a global mobile payments network providing mobile-enhanced payments in e-commerce and at physical point-of-sale. They service 68 countries through more than 250 carrier partners and are connected to merchants such as Facebook, Electronic Arts (EA), Sony, Spotify, Lookout and Riot Games.

Fundbox leverages deep data analytics to accelerate cash flow and clear invoices for small businesses.

Fundera is an online marketplace that connects small business owners with the best funding provider for their businesses. Every year millions of small business owners apply for loans, and over 80-percent of applications are rejected by the big banks. Fundera’s mission is to help small businesses grow by looking beyond the world of traditional banks and finding the best lender for their business.

PayNearMe is a cash transaction network enabling consumers to pay cash for goods and services purchased online. Consumers can conveniently make payments 24/7 in their own neighborhood in less than 60 seconds at nearly 10,000 participating 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and ACE Cash Express stores across the United States. Numerous businesses such as property management companies, utility providers, self-storage operators, insurance providers, government services, telecom companies and financial institutions offer PayNearMe as a payment option to their customers. The company is built on a flexible technology platform that’s designed to accommodate endless number of payment use-cases, as well as multiple integration and configuration options enabling businesses in any industry to start offering PayNearMe with minimal technical effort and no business process re-engineering. With its proprietary embedded bar code technology, PayNearMe supports mobile, web, printed, magnetic card and in-bill (EBPP) payment options.

Plastiq is an online platform that enables consumers to use their credit cards for payments from any internet-enabled device.

Quantopian is a platform to build, test and execute trading algorithms. The company’s mission is to attract the world’s algorithmic and financial talent, including talent that hasn’t yet had the opportunity to be a quant. With Quantopian’s tools, users don’t have to worry about infrastructure and data quality problems and can instead focus on building, testing, refining and trading investment ideas.

Square is making commerce easy for everyone.

Stripe is a developer-friendly way to accept payments online and in mobile apps. The company processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of companies of all sizes.

Upstart goes beyond the FICO score to finance people based on signals of their potential, including schools attended, area of study, academic performance and work history. The company’s proprietary underwriting model identifies high quality borrowers despite limited credit and employment experience. Funds can be used for almost anything including starting a business, paying for a coding bootcamp, eliminating student debt or paying off credit cards.

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