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Investing in people with potential — with Upstart’s Dave Girouard

What if you’re a recent Stanford college grad with a computer sci degree and need to borrow money? (crickets) What if you’re an investor and would like to be able to loan to these (future) high performers? (Upstart…) Dave Girouard, co-founder and CEO of Upstart, joins us on the Tradestreaming Podcast today to talk about … Continue Reading

Creating a new asset class of personal loans — with Lending Club’s Scott Sanborn

In 2012, Renaud Laplanche, founder and CEO of Lending Club, joined me on the Tradestreaming Podcast. So much has happened in the peer to peer lending space since then (including the fact that they no longer call it “peer to peer”): Lending Club just surpassed $4 billion in underwritings, rolled out business loans in addition … Continue Reading

Powering the marketplace lending ecosystem — with Matt Burton

This is the next instalment of our series on crowdfunding. You can access my other interviews on crowdfunding here and here. Matt Burton, cofounder of the Orchard Platform joins me, Zack Miller, on the Tradestreaming Podcast. Crowdfunding is a huge, transformative trend in investing. Both individual and institutional investors alike are turning to crowdfunding to deploy … Continue Reading

Why I wouldn’t want to be a bank in this market

As the late Rodney Dangerfield put it so eloquently, banks don’t get no respect in today’s market. It’s not that they haven’t tried. Post the 2007-2008 credit crisis, many of them have cleaned up their acts. they’ve stopped predatory lending (well, kinda) they’ve shored up their capital reserves (actually, they have to add another $68 billion against future … Continue Reading

Investing in students — with Pave’s Oren Bass

What do you get when you put the college debt problem together with crowdfunding? An entirely new investable asset, that’s what. Oren Bass, co-founder of Pave.com, joins be to talk about how crowdfunding has created an entirely new type of investment: people. Instead of shouldering hundreds of thousands of dollars of student debt early in … Continue Reading

Investing in distressed mortgages — with Jorge Newbery

The Internet is opening up all kinds of new investment opportunities that many of us didn’t have access to before. One way real estate investors have made lots of money over time was by investing in distressed mortgages. But for an individual to buy a single mortgage is pretty complicated, let alone risky. Jorge Newbery … Continue Reading

About Tradestreaming

Tradestreaming is a community of investors learning directly from experts. I’m Zack Miller, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Tradestreaming.com and I literally wrote the book on how to invest in the age of Facebook and Twitter. Tradestreaming is the resource I’ve created to help me become a better investor.  I believe it will help you … Continue Reading