Alternative Credit Lender Upstart Raises $32.5mn

Upstart’s Dave Girourad talks with TechCrunch about the company’s new fundraising round which is adding new capital of $32.5 million; the new capital brings total funding to $85 million and this round’s investors included Rakuten, Third Point Ventures, Khosla Ventures and First Round Capital; the fundraising will help the firm launch a new software as a service product called Powered by Upstart, an extension of its proprietary credit underwriting platform which utilizes machine learning and modern data science; Upstart will be releasing the new product at LendIt USA 2017.  Source