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Renaud Laplanche

Prior to founding Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche was the Founder & CEO of TripleHop Technologies, a VC-backed enterprise software company acquired by ... More »Prior to founding Lending Club, Renaud Laplanche was the Founder & CEO of TripleHop Technologies, a VC-backed enterprise software company acquired by Oracle Corporation in June 2005. Prior to founding TripleHop, Renaud was a Senior Associate at New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Renaud was honored with the HEC “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2002 and won the French sailing championship twice, in 1988 and 1990.

Lending Club’s Renaud Laplanche To Speak On The State Of Lending At Disrupt NY

French American entrepreneur Renaud Laplanche founded Lending Club in 2007, wanting to connect investors with borrowers and bypass banks altogether. Since then, the company has facilitated more than $3 billion in loans. As Laplanche is uniquely positioned to speak to the current ...

Google to Invest in Lending Club

“We’re really excited about partnering with Google,” Renaud Laplanche, Lending Club’s chief executive, said in a telephone interview. “We’re trying to be the good guys of finance and banking, and Google has a reputation of being the good guys of technology.” Google’s arrival signals ...

With IPO In Sight, Lending Club Looks To Upend Banking Industry

Perched on a trimaran in San Francisco Bay, Lending Club cofounder and CEO Renaud Laplanche is recounting the five-day Transpacific yacht race in July from Los Angeles to Hawaii on the company-sponsored yacht. His team won the multihull division race with the second-fastest time ever. ...

Q & A with Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche

Initially, these loans will only be available to institutional investors, but CEO Renaud Laplanche aims to open it to retail investors after the first year. Fortune caught up with Laplanche to discuss the company's first new product earlier this week. What are you trying to ...

Will lending to a friend take off?

Cofounder and CEO Renaud Laplanche, a securities lawyer-turned-tech entrepreneur, recently said he plans an initial public offering within the next 18 months. The company's major competitor is San Francisco-based Prosper.com, a similar platform that has issued $430 million in loans so ...

Technology is disrupting financial services at a quickening pace

By Renaud Laplanche

The impact of tech on the financial services is rapid, dramatic and advantageous Editor's note: Renaud Laplanche is CEO of Lending Club, the world's largest platform for connecting borrowers and investors to create consumer credit. He is a speaker at LeWeb12 on the topic of "Disruption ...

Lending Club Reaps $15 Million From Kleiner Perkins

“It’s the kind of opportunity that Kleiner Perkins is interested in and I knew I wanted to be involved.” Lending Club first became acquainted with Ms. Meeker last year, after she joined Kleiner Perkins, according to the company’s founder and chief executive, Renaud Laplanche. “They ...

Silicon Valley's huge economic divide

Renaud Laplanche, co-founder and chief executive officer for Lending Club Corp., stands for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Lending Club is an online financial community that brings together creditworthy borrowers and independent investors so ...

With rising revenues, Lending Club CEO plans expansion (Q&A)

Renaud Laplanche's business connecting lenders and borrowers is accelerating toward an IPO. In an interview, he scoffs at traditional banks and hints at what'll come of Google's $125 million investment. Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche speaking at LeWeb 2012. For Renaud ...

Lending Club plans IPO maybe within 18 months

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche speaking at LeWeb 2012. PARIS -- Lending Club, a startup that connects people who want to borrow money with those who want to lend it, is profitable and plans to go public. Chief Executive Renaud Laplanche discussed the initial public offering at ...

Peer-to-Peer Lending Can Be a Smart Bet

I spoke with the company’s CEO and founder, Renaud Laplanche, about why I should put my money into P2P loans. “We focus on providing good terms to borrowers with good credit rather than chasing borrowers with bad credit,” Laplanche told me. “We decline over 90% of the loan ...

Google takes stake in Lending Club

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche says the company is still on track to go public sometime next year. He spoke optimistically about a deepening relationship with Google, saying, "We'll work together in the next few months on a number of initiatives. But he declined to give details. The ...

With An IPO On Its Radar, Lending Club Adds Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers To Its Heavyweig...

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche, Jeff Crowe of Norwest Venture Partners, Daniel Ciporin of Canaan Partners and Rebecca Lynn of Morgenthaler Ventures round out the rest of the startup’s impressive board of directors. Summers, for one, seems to be taking a more active role in the tech ...

Mack is back: Wall Street's new agitator

According to Lending Club Chief Executive Renaud Laplanche, Union Square Venture's Fred Wilson, an early investor in Twitter, Foursquare and Zynga ( ZNGA ), led the company's last round of funding in July 2011 that valued it at $250 million. Mack, who also serves on the board of prepaid ...

Lending Club expands online loan service to businesses

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche speaking at LeWeb 2012. Moving beyond personal lending services with a $35,000 limit, peer-to-peer loan site Lending Club has expanded to small-business customers looking to borrow between $15,000 and $100,000. Chief Executive Renaud Laplanche ...

P2P: Peer-To-Peer Lending Offers Alternative To Traditional Banks : All Tech Considered : NPR

"Last year we facilitated about $800 million in loans and we are planning on $2 billion this year," says Renaud Laplanche, the CEO of Lending Club. The system works like this: Investors put up the money to fund the loans; typically they'll have pieces of hundreds, even thousands of loans ...

LendingClub Checks Off Items on IPO-Readiness List

“There were about 50 items on the list, it was a pretty comprehensive list, spanning areas from internal controls to marketing, legal, and accounting, identifying all the things we neglected to do,” said Renaud Laplanche, founder and chief executive of the company. “The target date for ...

Google gives Lending Club a hand

The investment values the company at $1.55bn, according to chief executive Renaud Laplanche, capping a rapid rise that has seen Lending Club emerge as one of the leaders among a new generation of internet-based financial services concerns. The California-based company, worth only $550m ...

Readying For An IPO, Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Lending Club Raises $125M From Google And Othe...

“The Google team is excited that Lending Club could transform the banking space,” says CEO Renaud Laplanche. “The company believes that our technology brings better value for consumers. “By promoting the transparency and democratization of data, Lending Club is opening up tremendous ...

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