Upgrade is an online lending platform that combines personal loans with free credit monitoring. Upgrade offers loans with low fixed rates, affordable monthly payments, and no prepayment fees. The company's one-page online application is quick and easy, and a decision is made in just seconds - with no negative impact on anyone's credit score. One can choose the loan that fits its budget and timeline. After approval, the loan will be funded the next day and can be used for major purchases, paying off credit cards, or home improvement.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)254 (est)
Upgrade was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Upgrade

Renaud Laplanche

Renaud Laplanche

Myles Reaz

Myles Reaz

Chief Credit Officer
Louis Shansky

Louis Shansky

General Counsel
Jeff Bogan

Jeff Bogan

Matt Wierman

Matt Wierman

Thomas Curran

Thomas Curran

Chief Compliance Officer
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Upgrade Office Locations

Upgrade has an office in San Francisco
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Upgrade Financials and Metrics

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Upgrade total Funding

$182 m

Upgrade latest funding size

$62 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago

Upgrade investors

Upgrade's latest funding round in August 2018 was reported to be $62 m. In total, Upgrade has raised $182 m
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Upgrade News and Updates

Upgrade of sales forecast for full year after strong H1 performance

First half year report of 2018for ROCKWOOL International A/SRelease no. 10 – 2018to Nasdaq Copenhagen

Jason Industries Announces Ratings Upgrade

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jason Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN, JASNW) (the "Company" or "Jason Industries") today announced that Moody's Investor Service ("Moody's") has upgraded the company's credit ratings, with the corporate family rating raised to B3 from Caa1, the senior se…

SureDone Launches Major Platform Upgrade Including New Order Management System

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SureDone, a leading multichannel e-commerce listing and order management platform that helps e-commerce sellers increase efficiency and sales, has released a major upgrade to its software that includes a significantly enhanced order management...

Upgrade scores $62 million investment round

Upgrade, the consumer credit platform launched by former LendingClub Chief Renaud Laplanche, has clo...

Upgrade, the newest lending startup of Lending Club founder Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding

Upgrade, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based consumer lending venture founded by Renaud Laplanche, has raised $62 million in Series C funding led by CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund. The company’s earlier investors also joined the round, including Apoletto, FirstMark Capital, NOAH, Ribbit, Sands C…

Upgrade, Inc. Closes $62 Million Series C Round

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade, Inc. announced today that it closed its Series C round of financing led by CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund. The new financing will fuel Upgrade's continued product innovation on the heels of the recent launch of its Personal Credit...
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Upgrade Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Upgrade founded?

    Upgrade was founded in 2016.

  • Who are Upgrade key executives?

    Upgrade's key executives are Renaud Laplanche, Myles Reaz and Louis Shansky.

  • How many employees does Upgrade have?

    Upgrade has 254 employees.

  • Who are Upgrade competitors?

    Competitors of Upgrade include Matchi, Railsbank and Lidya.

  • Where are Upgrade offices?

    Upgrade has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Upgrade have?

    Upgrade has 1 office.