Now Showing: Historical Performance

“Backtesting”: both an exciting and a dreadful word. Exciting, because when we design an algorithmic investing strategy, we’re eager to show how it should perform. When we released the first iteration of the LendingRobot algorithm in 2014, we did not have any trading history.

Lending Club and Uber: A Tale of Two Unicorns

The main offices of both Lending Club and Uber may be mere blocks away from each other in San Francisco, but the modus operandi of the two tech companies are worlds apart. Uber has expanded hyper-aggressively, consciously making the decision to sacrifice rule-following for the sake of growth. Meanwhile Lending Club has, for the most part, eschewed the typical Silicon Valley mantra of ‘move fast and break things’ for a more conciliatory approach.