Avant Co-Founder and CEO Al Goldstein

–July 2015 Founders’ Stories— How the fast-growing company raised $1.4B to date by providing loans to consumers that need them most Our July 2015 guest was Al Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Avant. Avant is an online marketplace lending platform that’s changing the way consumers obtain credit by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing.
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Sam Yagan and Pat Ryan at Chicago Founders' Stories

3 Things Startup Unicorns do Differently

How 3 Chicago Startups Became Billion Dollar Companies What do founders of startup unicorns do differently? I couldn’t help but ask this question as I celebrated the recent $1 billion+ IPOs/acquisitions of three Chicago companies whose founders I’d recently interviewed in my role as host of Chicago Founders’ Stories @ 1871, Chicago’s digital startup hub.
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kCura founder Andrew Sieja (full video)

–January 2015 Founders’ Stories— How the 2014 Momentum Award winner achieved massive scale and a $125M investment from ICONIQ Capital Our January 2015 guest was Andrew Sieja, founder of kCura. kCura is a legal software provider that develops web-based e-discovery applications for managing large volumes of electronic evidence during litigation or investigations. Today, kCura has
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