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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Drive outcomes

We're results-oriented, looking to drive outcomes for both our learners and our team internally.

We strive to be:

  • Outcomes-driven

  • Student-centric

  • Data-inspired

  • Team-oriented

  • Committed to doing the right thing

Benefits & Perks

Competitive cash and equity compensation

Unlimited PTO

Flexible work-from-home and hybrid office culture

Comprehensive health insurance coverage

Individual learning & development stipend

Commuter benefits

Weekly lunch & learns (lunch provided!)

Monthly happy hours & team bonding events

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Meet Our Executive Team

Investors and Sponsors

Firework Ventures
GSV Ventures
Slow Ventures
Sinai Ventures
Juvo Ventures
Graham Holdings
Grasshopper Bank
Strada Education Network
Harvard Innovation Labs
Silicon Valley Bank

Advisors & Supporters