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Aura is a Community Development Financial Institution providing credit-building loans to working families in America. It serves low and middle-income communities at risk of being left behind. It offers a cloud-based lending technology that enables trusted local businesses to submit credit applications for centralized review and approval by its proprietary scoring algorithms.


TypePrivate
Founded2014
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Websitemyaura.com
Employee Ratings3.5

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Employees (est.) (May 2021)129(-2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Aura

Rick Heitzmann

Rick Heitzmann

Director
David Coppel

David Coppel

Vice President of Commercial Strategy & Board Member, Coppel Group Directors Executive Committee
James Gutierrez

James Gutierrez

CEO & Co-Founder and Director
Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Director
Oscar Gonzales

Oscar Gonzales

VP Government and Community Affairs
Clint Peterson

Clint Peterson

Director
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Aura Office Locations

Aura has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
303 2nd St tower, suite 550, San Francisco
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Aura Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2014

Aura total Funding

$111 m

Aura latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Aura investors

Aura's latest funding round in June 2019 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Aura has raised $111 m
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Aura Operating Metrics

Aura's Total Loans was reported to be $500m in Jun, 2019. Aura's Borrowers was reported to be 350 k in Jun, 2019.
Jun, 2019

Borrowers

350 k

Total Loans

$500 m
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Aura Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

84/100

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Aura Online and Social Media Presence

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Aura News and Updates

Aura Minerals Files 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX: ORA) announces that the Company has published its 2019 Audited Annual Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis.

Aura Continues Strategic Transformation Process With Management Change

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last 3 years, Aura has been focused on transforming itself into a stronger, more flexible growth company. This has been accomplished through changes to its portfolio, a strengthened balance sheet and the development of t…

Aura Reports Significant Drill Intersections at Bananal Target, EPP Complex

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Highlights

Aura Agrees to Purchase Gold Road Mine and Related Transactions with Para

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX: ORA) (“Aura”) and Para Resources Inc. (TSXV: PBR) (WKN: A14YF1) (OTC: PRSRF) (“Para”) announce that they have entered into a binding term sheet (the “Term Sheet”) along wit…

Aura Comments on Market Rumours

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX: ORA) (“Aura” or the “Company”) is aware of media reports in Brazil that the Company is planning on a dual listing by raising capital in the Brazilian Equity market.

Aura Declares Extraordinary Dividend of CAD$4 Million

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Dec. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX: ORA) (“Aura” or the “Company”) (TSX:ORA) announced today that the board of directors of the Company approved the payment of an extraordinary dividend of CAD$4 million (CAD$0.92 per common share). The extr…
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Aura Blogs

My Journey to a Mission-Driven Startup

I am thrilled to join Aura and its executive team as SVP of Engineering.  To me, Aura is a continuation of a journey that began when my parents left Mexico nearly 60 years ago. They came to America to build a better life for themselves and their children. That’s the very definition of the American D…

Aura Secures $130 Million Credit Facility from Varadero Capital

October 29, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aura, a mission-driven financial technology company that offers affordable loans to hard-working families, today announced it has closed a $130 million asset-backed revolving credit facility with Varadero Capital, L.P. This new facility comes during a…

Aura Appoints Sven Kaludzinski General Counsel

October 28, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aura, a mission-driven financial technology company that offers affordable loans to hard-working families, today appointed Sven Kaludzinski general counsel and corporate secretary. Mr. Kaludzinski will report to Aura CEO James Gutierrez and will overs…

From the South Rio Grande Valley to South of Market

By Sven Kaludzinski,I am excited to start as the General Counsel of Aura this week. In one sense, this new position is the natural continuation of my career creating strong legal and compliance frameworks for startups. But in a deeper sense, this new role is a coming home for me.With Chicano roots a…

Aura Closes $35 Million Social Bond Issuance Led by 400 Capital

October 17, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aura, a mission-driven financial technology company that offers affordable loans to hard-working families, today completed a $35 million private social bond issuance led by structured credit asset management firm 400 Capital Management. “Their partici…

Former BlackRock Senior Portfolio Manager Shinda Bickham Joins Aura’s Capital Markets Team

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aura, a CDFI-certified fintech company that uses technology to disrupt predatory lending, today announced that Shinda Bickham has joined its capital markets team as Senior Director of Capital Markets and Treasury. Mr. Bickham will work to help Aura expand its investor…
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Aura Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Aura founded?

    Aura was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Aura key executives?

    Aura's key executives are Rick Heitzmann, David Coppel and James Gutierrez.

  • How many employees does Aura have?

    Aura has 129 employees.

  • Who are Aura competitors?

    Competitors of Aura include AlphaCredit, GetCapital and Ultimate Finance.

  • Where is Aura headquarters?

    Aura headquarters is located at 303 2nd St tower, suite 550, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Aura offices?

    Aura has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Aura have?

    Aura has 1 office.