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LendUp Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We are a data- and tech-driven company. We’re building technology and the most innovative credit models in the world, which let us extend credit as aggressively as possible and break Americans out of vicious debt cycles.

Our team is a diverse group ... Read more

Mission: Provide anyone with a better path to financial health.

Company Updates

  • #SOCAP18 is right around the corner -- check out this Social Capital Markets podcast featuring Jotaka Eaddy and Tishaura Jones, then catch their panel live in a few weeks (with Carolina Huaranca Mendoza too!!)

    SOCAP Podcast Money + Meaning Episode Eight: Unlikely Allies Building an Inclusive Economy

    Episode eight of our new podcast series, Money + Meaning: Unlikely Allies Building New Markets for Impact is now available! How can a cross-sector partnership between a financial services firm and a government official help build a more inclusive, equitable economy? When Tishuara Jones took office as Treasurer of the City of St.

  • After reading recent news about the harsh financial realities of teachers (and even famous actors) in the U.S., Anu Shultes, our head of Loans, wanted to share her thoughts on one cause of the problem. Spoiler alert: it affects more than half of our country.

    America: The Land of Financial Opportunity -- or Disaster? | LendUp Blog

    A number of news stories were published in recent weeks that received a lot of attention -- and brought up an important conversation in America.

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LendUp – Why Work With Us?

About Us

At LendUp we believe there are two types of financial products: chutes and ladders. Ladders help people up, chutes push people down. One of our core values is that every product we offer at LendUp is a ladder, measured by the long-term financial wellbeing of our customers. LendUp loans are a stepping-stone towards better credit, and all the products we offer are in service of commitment to getting our customers to a better financial state. 

We are a data-driven company. We are building the most innovative credit models in the world to extend credit as aggressively as possible, while assessing who is a likely candidate for the path we offer out of the payday loan trap and into prime credit. 

We are a seed stage startup funded by Y-Combinator, Kleiner Perkins, Andresseen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Startfund, Data Collective, Thomvest Ventures and a bunch of awesome angels. 

Our vision of redefining the billion dollar payday lending market has been featured in CNN, Techcrunch, AllThingsD, NPR, Venturebeat, Inc. and the list goes on..

What We Do


We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

When you need money fast, LendUp offers an easy, safe, and trusted way to get it.

Moving up the LendUp Ladder means earning access to more money, at better rates, for longer periods of time.

You can move up the Ladder by repaying your loans on time, and we make that as easy as possible. You get a personal dashboard, email and text reminders, and unlimited support from our friendly customer service team.

The Mission

LendUp builds technology to expand access and choice among the customers banks and credit unions decline, and and our goal is to revolutionize consumer lending in the U.S. First, we'll absolutely crush the 45 billion dollar payday lending industry, and we'll expand from there.

Our social mission drives us. By wielding the tools of honesty, transparency, empathy, and innovation, we believe we can transform the consumer lending industry and help millions of people.

The LendUp Team

We are a group of engineers, designers, Ph.Ds, and community developers who couldn't sit by and wait for a solution to the small-dollar credit problem that was only getting worse.

We come from technology, non-profit, financial services, and academic backgrounds, and we are dedicated to providing the best, safest, easiest way to get money when you need it.

LendUp Perks


  • Competitive salary &
    early-stage equity
  • 100% medical, dental, vision
  • Catered team lunches
  • Quarterly team-building events
  • Company volunteer events
  • Downtown SF office
  • Commuter benefits
  • Friday happy hours
  • Incentives for skill-building

LendUp Reviews

  • "LendUp Experience"

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee


    amazing people to work with


    no cons except for financial industry has a lot of regulation

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LendUp Photos

LendUp photo of: Our founders hard at work
LendUp photo of: Fraud Team offsite @ the zoo!
LendUp photo of: People Ops Team during Spirit Week!
LendUp photo of: LendUp BlackLadders Sponsored Event
LendUp photo of: Volunteering @ Side by Side!
LendUp photo of: Paint Night!
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LendUp Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at LendUp (San Francisco, CA) in November 2017.


    My interview process moved really fast. In total it took about 1 week (talking to the manger, coming in for an onsite interview, and receiving an offer). A few things I really appreciated about the process are: 1) how transparent the hiring manager was from beginning to end regarding expectations for the role and the interview process. 2) The individuals interviewing me did an amazing job of making me feel comfortable. It didn't feel like they were there just to make sure I met certain criteria.

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LendUp Awards & Accolades

  • Best In Show, Finovate Spring, 2013
  • Official Honoree, Webby Awards, 2014
  • Commitment to Action, President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, 2014
  • Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Personal Finance, Fast Company, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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