A Fireside Chat with Upstart’s CEO, Dave Girouard

Dave Girouard, Co-Founder & CEO at Upstart , believed that young people were "potential rich yet cash poor"—and that dynamic caused them to make poor financial decisions for themselves and the economy as a whole. There had to be a better way to provide people with affordable access to credit, on reasonable terms, when they needed it. Using AI and machine learning provided that new way forward. In this episode, Dave shares how the company came to be and how Upstart provides transformative access to credit for all. We discuss: The problem statement for Upstart and the choice to venture into unsecured consumer loansThe application of AI in the credit processThe choice to partner with financial institutionsAdding value in auto, small business, and mortgage loan spaces

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Leaders In Lending is a show for lending professionals who want to grow their consumer lending programs and improve their consumer experiences. Consumers continue to expect faster, easier online experiences from every company—and our knowledgeable guests will share how they are bringing their organizations and lending products forward into the future. Every week, Leaders In Lending will bring you actionable advice and key learnings from experienced leaders to help you navigate the future of consumer lending.