Credit Karma’s main feature has been allowing users to see their credit score; the company launched a identity monitoring tool last year and is now expanding the data it scans to include the dark web; the tool will now search through 13 billion data breaches, up from 4.5 billion. Source
According to the WSJ, Credit Karma isn’t receiving any proceeds or issuing new shares as part of the deal; Silver Lake will instead be purchasing shares from early investors and employees in a secondary sale; the investment values the company around $4 billion; Credit Karma generated $500 million in revenue in 2016 and according to CEO Kenneth Lin they have been growing at a double-digit pace since; Credit Karma last raised money in 2015. Source
Credit Karma is positioning itself to be more than just a place to check your credit score; the company currently has 80 million customers and currently has advantages in significant scale and the data it houses; they are now looking at using chatbots with their acquisition of “Penny” to further their relationships with their customers. Source
Credit Karma is looking to make managing your car related routines a lot easier by launching their auto information center; the new product will allow customers to manage their auto finances, insurance and other car related items like recall notices; the biggest benefit will allow users to shop for better auto insurance and loan refinance rates that will help make sure they are getting the best deal. Source.