Careers at LendUp

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Our Story

Millions of Americans struggle financially every year. For many, a poor credit score can mean limited access to quality financial products, or options that lead to a recurring cycle of debt. This is a big problem, but one that LendUp has set out to solve.

Our Point of View

We believe that everyone should have access to quality financial services, provided with dignity, transparency, and care. Founded in 2011, LendUp is focused on helping expand access and choice for many Americans who are financially underserved. We provide the opportunity to build credit, and we’re invested in the long-term financial health of our customers. Others are starting to take note, which is perhaps why we were selected as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in personal finance by Fast Company.

We’ve supported the progress of our customers, many of whom started off with a $250 loan and, over time, have worked their way up to a $1000 credit-reporting loan. And we want to help more of our customers succeed. With our passion for expanding financial access, along with our combined expertise in software, data science, design, financial services, and education, we are on track to build the next generation of financial services. And we’re just getting started.

Life at LendUp

A Day in the Life

We work hard, learn fast, and aim to exceed our goals. Whether this means crafting cutting-edge features, bending over backwards to improve the customer experience, or building innovative data models—our work is driven by a desire to improve the lives of our customers. In short, we don’t live with broken. If you share this philosophy, you’ll fit right in.

But we also know how to have fun, and hope you do too! Catch us at Friday

happy hour over brews and bites, where we may test your skills mixing Sangria, or kick back to watch a playoff game. During quarterly outings, volunteer days, or any day, we take time to laugh. When you join our team, you join the LendUp family, and we’ll celebrate our successes together.

Did we mention that we have unlimited snacks and daily catered lunches? Oh, and there are some other great perks

too, like unlimited vacation, full medical, dental and vision, commuter benefits, and early-stage equity.

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Ladders, not chutes

Build only products that elevate people on the landscape of financial health.



Reward exceptionalism wherever it is found.


No bozos, no assholes

Hiring shapes the future of the company; take it seriously and don’t be a jerk!


Don’t live with broken

Speak up If it doesn’t work for you, the law, or the customer. We value quality and doing things right.


Learn Fast

Try many things quickly rather than building something that might not work. We value curiosity.


Act like an owner

Focus on results and don’t be distracted by politics; you share in a company with big goals with big impact.

LendUp Values
  • 1Ladders, not chutes
  • 2Meritocracy
  • 3No bozos, no assholes
  • 4Don’t live with broken
  • 5Learn fast
  • 6Act like an owner

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The Perks

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

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The Backers

Our esteemed investors include, but are not limited to:

Garry Tan

Cofounder, Posterous

Harj Taggar

Cofounder, Auctomatic

Alexis Ohanian

Founder, Reddit

Paul Buchheit

Creator, Gmail

Sam Altman

Founder, Loopt

Troy Carter

Founder, Atom Factory

And many more...

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Join us!

LendUp is proudly based in San Francisco at the center of innovation. Interested in changing an industry?

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