Online Lender Avant Raises $325 Million as JPMorgan Invests


Avant Inc., the startup lender for borrowers with less-than-stellar credit, raised $325 million of equity in a funding round led by private-equity firm General Atlantic that also included JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Balyasny Asset Management and Tiger Global Management LLC also are investing in the round, which brings the company’s total equity raised to $659 million, according to Carolyn Blackman, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based Avant. She declined to discuss the venture’s valuation, which Fortune reported is more than $1 billion.

Avant is one of the biggest of the startups that are seeking to make it easier for people to borrow money, using new algorithms and sources of data to evaluate potential customers’ creditworthiness. The company generally charges interest rates of 9 percent to 36 percent…

Online Lender Avant Raises $325 Million as JPMorgan Invests

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