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.
Forbes Fintech 50
1 of 19 newcomers to the Forbes Fintech 50 2023!
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
Comprehensive health insurance coverage
Individual learning & development stipend
Weekly lunch & learns (lunch provided!)
Monthly happy hours & team bonding eventsJoin Us