StreetShares is an online small business lender that focuses on veteran-owned small businesses; company has hired a new chief product officer, Heather Tuason; Tuason previously was the senior vice president of small business at Capital One; Tuason stated: "I am proud to be part of an organization so focused on serving its members and in awe at the military drive and passion demonstrated by the StreetShares team each and every day. Veterans have sacrificed so much, and I'm honored to help them build businesses that drive our economy. It's time for veterans and the military community to have fully mobile, fully digital, next-generation financial products." Source
This week’s PeerIQ Industry Update covers 4th quarter GDP news, another round of bank earnings, the new SoFi CEO, fintech fundraising’s and the latest securitization trends; the new SoFi CEO was accepted positively across the market as the company looks to expand products in coming quarters; SoFi and Lending Club are looking at a busy quarter on securitization issuance and PeerIQ reviews their most recent deals; Streetshares secured a $23mn series B round led by Rotunda Capital; PeerIQ also took a deep dive into the key points of the recent letter CFPB Director Mulvaney circulated to staff about his vision for the bureau. Source.