Born: December 31, 1969
Chris Larsen is an American business executive and angel investor best known for co-founding several Silicon Valley technology startups, including one based on peer to peer lending. In 1996 he co-founded the online mortgage lender E-Loan, and during his tenure as CEO E-Loan became the first company to freely provide consumers' FICO credit scores. By 2000 E-Loan's market value was estimated at $1 billion and Larsen left the company when it was sold to Banco Popular in 2005. In 2006 he co-founded Prosper Marketplace, the first peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the United States and he served as CEO until 2012. Later in 2012 he co-founded the company Ripple Labs, Inc., which developed Ripple, software that enables the instant and direct transfer of money between two parties. As of 2015 Larsen continues to serve as CEO.
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