LIFE and LebNet Fintech Panel, New York

LIFE New York

18:00 - 20:00 05 June 2019

Fenwick & West LLP

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Please join LIFE and LebNet

for a Fintech Panel discussing

“Emerging opportunities in alternative online lending models”

on Wednesday 5th June 2019

at Fenwick & West LLP
902 Broadway
#Suite 14
New York, NY 10010

Renaud Laplanche
, CEO of Upgrade (Founder and Former CEO of LendingClub) and Noah Breslow, CEO of Ondeck

Habib Kairouz
, Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners

This discussion will explore the opportunity to export the models to other regions such as the Middle East.
To confirm your attendance, kindly book here.
This event is free of charge but reservation is mandatory.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Noah Breslow
is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of OnDeck, a leading online small business lender. Prior to being a CEO and Chairman, he served as the Chief Product Officer of the company from October 2009 until September 2011 and as Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 until June 2012. Founded in 2007, OnDeck pioneered the use of data analytics and digital technology to make real-time lending decisions and deliver capital rapidly to small businesses online.  OnDeck has provided over $11 billion in loans to customers in 700 different industries across the United States, Canada and Australia. Mr. Breslow holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.

As Upgrade’s CEO, Renaud Laplanche presides over the company’s business strategy and oversees its execution, developing and offering transparent and affordable consumer credit products. Laplanche’s founding of Lending Club in 2006 and his vision has sprung an entire industry that has since made tens of billions of dollars of affordable credit available to millions of families in America and around the world. Among many other distinctions, he has been recognized on Bloomberg Markets’ 2015 Most Influential List, he was recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative by President Clinton for expanding access to affordable and responsible credit to small business. 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. Laplanche holds the Newport-Bermuda world speed sailing record. He holds an MBA from HEC and London Business School and a JD from Montpellier University.

With 25 years of experience in technology, private equity and venture capital investing under his belt, Habib Kairouz helps ambitious entrepreneurs build successful businesses and establish themselves as market leaders. He joined Rho Capital Partners in 1993 where he’s currently a Managing Partner. Prior to Rho, Kairouz worked in investment banking and leveraged buyouts in New York with Reich & Co. and Jesup & Lamont. He is currently a board member in 5 private technology companies and multiple organizations including LebNet. Kairouz holds a B.S in Engineering and a B.A in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.