ZestFinance is a financial services technology company that uses machine learning and data science to make more accurate financial decisions. This new technology is able to consume vast amounts of data to more accurately identify good borrowers — enabling higher repayment rates for lenders and lower-cost credit for consumers.
At ZestFinance, there is no human interaction of any kind involved in underwriting. Instead, Zest relies on several mathematical models running in parallel to make underwriting decisions. 

Company Growth (employees)
Los Angeles, US
Size (employees)
95 (est)+6%
ZestFinance was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, US

Key People at ZestFinance

Douglas Merrill

Douglas Merrill

Founder & CEO
Michael Rasic

Michael Rasic

Mike Armstrong

Mike Armstrong

Sonya Merrill

Sonya Merrill

Chief People Officer
Laura Gowen

Laura Gowen

Strategic Advisor

ZestFinance Office Locations

ZestFinance has offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco
Los Angeles, US (HQ)
1377 N Serrano Ave

ZestFinance Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$62 m

Time since last funding

about 1 year


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ZestFinance Median Salaries

Source: 27 public H-1B filings from ZestFinance

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ZestFinance Online and Social Media Presence

ZestFinance News and Updates

Baidu invests in ZestFinance to develop search-powered credit scoring for China

 Baidu has made its second investment in a U.S. fintech company inside a month after it put an undisclosed sum of money into ZestFinance, a big data firm specializing in credit scoring. Baidu, which operates China’s dominant search platform, took part in a $60 million round for payments firm Circle …

ZestFinance Company Life and Culture

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