© Saskia Uppenkamp
David Klein (Co-Founder, CEO)

Location: The Egg Shop is all about eggs. This bright and breezy diner serves them up all day long. Come in early for an egg and avocado breakfast, or late for a cocktail and El Guapo: slow cooked pork shoulder with spaghetti squash and egg white queso fresco. //

CommonBond – Using data and technology to lower the cost of student loans

Founded in 2012
75 employees
Funding $78.6M / 4 rounds

CommonBond, New York City’s top-funded fintech startup, is a tech-enabled student lender tackling one of the biggest challenges facing millennials in the US: student debt. With over $1.3 trillion of outstanding student debt in the US, this problem impacts more than 43 million Americans. Founded in 2012 by three MBAs who faced the challenge of paying for business school with student loans, CommonBond believes student loans should be more affordable, more transparent and easier to manage online. To make this a reality, CommonBond offers an online student loan evaluation tool to help everyone with student loans, regardless of income, determine the best ways to manage their debt. Student loan refinancing options help members save an average of $14,581 and an employer platform enables companies to attract and retain top talent by contributing directly to employees’ student loan payments. CommonBond was recently named one of Inc. Magazine’s ’50 Best Workplaces in the US’.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.