Upstart Aims to Raise $100mn

Online consumer lender Upstart has reportedly set out to raise $100mn in their latest fundraising round; the round would put the valuation north of $500mn and upwards of $1bn; the company did not confirm the American Banker report but did say they anticipate completing a finals round in the next year; the company reach profitability last year and the value of loan transactions increased threefold according to a spokeswoman. Source.

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