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Investor Renaud Laplanche Joins Fintech Startup Moneytap As An Advisor

The founding CEO of two unicorns brings his global expertise to further accelerate MoneyTap’s growth trajectory

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On Monday, fintech startup MoneyTap announced the appointment of Renaud Laplanche, CEO & Co-founder, Upgrade, to its board of advisors.  

Renaud Laplanche, a San Francisco based serial entrepreneur with a marquee experience of founding CEO of two unicorns in the Silicon Valley, joins the advisory board of MoneyTap. Laplanche has more than 25 years of professional experience under his belt. He has started several highly successful companies including MatchPoint (acquired by Oracle), LendingClub (IPO), and most recently, Upgrade, Inc. Upgrade is the only Neobank backed by one of the world’s top 10 largest banks. Under his leadership, Upgrade, Inc reached $100 million in revenue and a $1Billion in valuation, within three years of launch.

“With a proven track record of building large companies, Renaud brings invaluable experience in product strategy & growth to help accelerate our mission of providing affordable credit to tens of millions in the region and bolster our leadership position in the ecosystem,” said Bala Parthasarathy, CEO and Co-founder at MoneyTap.

Identifying with MoneyTap’s vision to make credit accessible to everyone, Renaud said, “As a leading startup striving for resiliency during uncertain times, there is a tremendous opportunity for MoneyTap to revolutionise the consumer lending space in Asia. I look forward to working with them to ensure long term business growth.”

Laplanche has been ranked 23 in Bloomberg Markets’ 2015 Most Influential List. With a vision to make credit accessible to everyone, Renaud’s strategic vision will help MoneyTap take things even farther with its innovative, flagship product offerings. 

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