Renaud Laplanche

CEO and Co-Founder at Upgrade
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Renaud Laplanche is the co-founder and CEO of the fintech company, Upgrade, Inc. In his capacity as Upgrade’s CEO, Renaud Laplanche presides over the company’s business strategy and oversees its execution. Upgrade's goal is offering an online and mobile banking experience that delivers exceptional value, including affordable loans and cards, and helps customers make good financial decisions so they can build the future they want.

Prior to co-founding Upgrade, Renaud co-founded and ran Lending Club, America’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors.

In recent years Renaud received multiple awards and nominations: among other distinctions, Renaud was recognized on Bloomberg Markets’ 2015 Most Influential List, an annual ranking of the World’s top 50 most influential leaders across technology, finance, and politics. In 2014 he won the Economist Innovation Award in the consumer products category. He was ranked one of the top CEOs by Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards in 2015 with a 97% approval rate from employees and was named the "best start-up CEO to work for" by Business Insider in 2014.

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  • If you only make the minimum payment on a credit card, it’s going to take you 25 years to pay it off. Credit cards don’t encourage that responsible behavior of paying down your balance every month. The personal loan does.

    17 March 2020
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