About Us

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LendEDU was Co-Founded by Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard in 2014. LendEDU is a marketplace for private student loansstudent loan refinancing, credit cards, and personal loans - among other financial products.

Pronounced "Lend-E-D-U", our goal is to create transparency in these markets to help consumers make educated decisions and better manage their money.

Our services are free for consumers and do not hurt consumer credit. In addition, we've created hundreds of original guides, tools, and resources designed to help students and graduates make tough financial decisions and ensure that they are making, saving, and growing their money to the best of their abilities.

What We Can Help You With:

  • Cut your student loan interest rates by refinancing
  • Find the lowest private student loan interest rates
  • Compare personal loan offers
  • Find information about credit cards & other financial products to help you find your perfect fit

LendEDU has been featured and mentioned on a variety of websites including TechCrunch, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg, NPR, CBS News, Fox News, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., and many more. 

LendEDU is a graduate of the Iowa Startup Accelerator and Y Combinator.

Email support@lendedu.com with any questions, comments, or criticism (really!). PR & Media requests can be directed to nate@lendedu.com. Partnership requests can be directed to alex.coleman@lendedu.com.


Our Team

Nate Matherson

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CEO, Co-Founder

Nate graduated from the University of Delaware with a whopping $55,000 in student loan debt. Nate is an advocate for financial literacy and wellness. In his free time, Nate enjoys watching American Pharaoh replays, golf, and 24/7 news.

Matt Lenhard

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CTO, Co-Founder

Matt is a full-stack developer from good ol' Delaware.  He enjoys a good IPA, hanging out with friends, and learning about emerging technologies. Matt wasn't creative enough to come up with anything funny so he put this here instead. 

Alex Coleman

VP of Business Development

When his nose isn't buried in an Excel sheet, you can find Coleman listening to 90s hip-hop.

Dave Rathmanner

VP of Content

Dave enjoys playing lacrosse, lifting more than Andrew, and rooting for Philly sports teams.

Tom Flynn

VP of Customer Success

When he's not on the phone, you can find Tom cooking a mean steak or crying because of the Jets.

Grant Wing

Business Analyst

When outside of work, Grant likes to rock climb, explore New York City, and Trust the Process.

Andrew Rombach

Content Associate

Andrew likes to spend his free time working out, hiking, and brushing up on his history.

Jeff Gitlen

Content Analyst

Jeff likes traveling around the world, playing golf, and crying with Tom because of the Jets.

Mike Brown

Research Analyst

Mike enjoys going to horse races, playing pickup basketball, and catching up on Game of Thrones.


Our Initiatives

One Tree Planted

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Starting in late 2016, LendEDU partnered with One Tree Planted to help with global reforestation and to make our Earth a better place. For every loan that is funded through our platform, we will plant a tree through One Tree Planted. We hope that other companies will follow suit and help make our planet more sustainable and healthy because, at the end of the day, it's all we have (for now)!

LendEDU Scholarship

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Every Fall and Spring, we offer two $1,000 scholarships to two high school and college students in the United States to help them pay for college and avoid excess student debt. The scholarship winners are chosen based on the required essays that they submit. Prompts usually relate to managing money during and after college. Check here for more information


Our Investors

LendEDU receives support from some incredible investors including:

Iowa Startup Accelerator

Built By Iowa

YCombinator

MicroVentures

& Numerous Angel Investors


In The Press

​LendEDU has been featured all over the internet! Here are some of the places you can find us:

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