Chris Larsen is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Prosper.
For over a decade Chris Larsen has focused on using the Internet to make consumer lending more efficient, fair, honest, open, and trustworthy.
Prior to Prosper, Mr. Larsen co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of E-LOAN. Under Mr. Larsen's leadership, E-LOAN closed over $27 billion in consumer loans, and was consistently ranked as one of the nation's most trusted consumer brands. E-LOAN earned consumers' trust by taking radically pro-consumer actions such as being the first company to provide consumers with access to their credit scores, and playing a critical role in the passage of the strongest consumer financial privacy protection law in the nation. Mr. Larsen led E-LOAN through a successful IPO in 1999, and oversaw the company's acquisition by Popular, Inc. in 2005.
Mr. Larsen holds an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University and a B.S. degree from San Francisco State University, where he was named the 2004 Alumnus of the Year.
Related Links: www.prosper.com
Last Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2006
|Podcast||"Founding Prosper, a People-to-People Lending Marketplace"||Chris Larsen · Jim Breyer||Prosper||55:43||10/2006|
|Video||The Emotional Roller Coaster||Jim Breyer · Chris Larsen||Prosper||02:33||12/2006|
|Video||Defensibility Through Regulatory Constraints||Jim Breyer · Chris Larsen||Prosper||03:49||12/2006|
|Video||Importance of Building a Strong Culture||Jim Breyer · Chris Larsen||Prosper||01:34||12/2006|
|Video||Managing the Burn Rate||Chris Larsen · Jim Breyer||Prosper||04:56||12/2006|
|Video||Career Advice for Students about Entrepreneurship||Jim Breyer · Chris Larsen||Prosper||02:05||12/2006|