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Orchard Platform and Karrot Announce Partnership

By Matt Burton, CEO & Co-Founder, Orchard Platform

Today we announced a partnership with Karrot, the consumer loan product from Kabbage, which was covered by American Banker. This partnership now gives institutional investment managers using the Orchard Platform access to Karrot, and Karrot will use Orchard’s marketplace technology to grow its consumer lending business through access to a diverse pool of sophisticated investors.

“We see Orchard disrupting the institutional sales space in much the same way that Kabbage has disrupted the lending space,” said Kevin Phillips, Chief Financial Officer at Kabbage. “The Orchard Platform is a highly scalable, technology driven complement to our direct sales program.”

Kabbage is a pioneer in the use of novel data and advanced analytics for issuing credit. We’re thrilled to be bringing them onto the Platform and to be supporting them as they seek to expand investment in their Karrot lending business. This partnership reflects the changes taking place in the world of credit, where data and transparency are paving the way for skilled lenders to create products that fit the needs of today’s borrowers while allowing these loans to be funded through a scalable and data-driven marketplace of sophisticated investors.

We continue to see demand from a diverse group of investors for loans that are being originated at scale. Technology has increased the operational efficiency and access to loan level data and that enables investors to use their own scorecard, which leads to better insights and performance. Orchard and Kabbage are two successful technology companies expanding the viability of marketplace lending as an asset class while increasing access to credit for consumers and small businesses alike.

If you want to learn more about this opportunity, you can request an introduction to the appropriate contact.

Click here to read the full announcement on Orchard’s partnership with Karrot powered by Kabbage.