Mission-driven, people-centric, data-inspired.
Stride Funding is a venture-based, mission-driven fintech transforming access to education through innovative, outcomes-based lending products.
Instead of relying on strict FICO cutoffs, cosigners, and other traditional barriers to credit, we leverage alternative data sets, innovative modeling techniques, and school-support funding to provide students of all backgrounds with alternative financing products, like: Income Share Loans, Deferred Tuition Agreements, employer-sponsored loan programs, and more.
In other words, we're focused on where a student is going—not where they came from.Connect With Us
We fund potential.
Our mission is to create a better, more equitable world by building financial journeys that open doors and give power to learners.
Startup of the Year
Winner of the 2022 Startup Boston Community Awards.
Founder of the Year
Our Founder & CEO, Tess Michaels, was named the 2022 Founder of the Year in the Startup Boston Community Awards.
Join the Stride Squad
We’re always hiring for new roles. If you don’t see a role that fits, email us your background and why you want to join the team.View Jobs
Make an impact
We're a mission-driven company and team with the ability to make an impact on the access people have to education.
Be part of a team
We're committed to inclusivity, supporting each other's success, and (when we're not working hard to make an impact) having fun.
We're results-oriented, looking to drive outcomes for both our learners and our team internally.
We strive to be:
Committed to doing the right thing
Benefits & Perks
Competitive cash and equity compensation
Flexible work-from-home and hybrid office culture
Full health benefits
Individual learning & development stipend
Weekly lunch & learns (lunch provided!)
Monthly happy hours & team bonding eventsJoin Us