What We Do
CommonBond lowers the cost of graduate education in the U.S. Our platform saves borrowers money on their student loans and allows investors to earn a financial return.
CommonBond is a values-driven financial services company and we are reimagining finance as community, not commodity. Our mission is to deliver service through advocacy, simplicity through technology, community built on human connections, value, and a Social Promise to help empower underprivileged communities.
The company launched at Wharton in 2012, and on the heels of raising over $100 million expanded to 25 MBA programs in 2013. We now serve over 700 graduate programs across the U.S.
CommonBond has funded or refinanced over $100 million dollars of student loans and we are working on expanding to serve even more students and graduates in 2015.
Our mission is to make education more accessible.
First, through our core competency. We lower the cost of financing higher education in the U.S. By lowering the cost threshold, we make the higher degree more attainable.
Second, through our Social Promise. For every degree fully funded on the CommonBond platform, the company funds the education of a student in need abroad for a full year.
Meet the Team
Co-Founder & CEO
"We firmly believe that business can and should be a positive force for change."
Co-Founder & CFO
Head of Marketing
Head of Product
Head of Community
Head of Customer Acquisition
Email Marketing Manager
Director of Talent Acquisition
Special Assistant to the CEO
We are Hiring!
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Meet Our Investors
Former CEO, Citigroup
Former Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters
Former Chief Executive of Wealth Management, Barclays
Managing Partner, Tribeca Venture Partners
Partner, The Social + Capital Partnership
Meet Our Featured Borrowers
Lansing, MI + Mexico City, Mexico · Class of '13
"I want to build products that enrich people's lives."
Detroit, MI · Class of '13
"I have to make my money work hard for me. Just looking at the math and the rates, CommonBond was an easy choice for me."
Grand Forks, ND · Class of '15
"After 10-15 years in the private sector, I'd like to bring that experience back to public service at the state or federal level."
Binghamton, NY · Class of '13
"I know that I need to look beyond just the bottom-line in whatever I do."
San Francisco, CA · Class of '13
"My plan is to help our country achieve energy independence."
Seekonk, MA · Class of '13
"I'd love to own my own business some day. I'm interested in art and finance, so I'd like to do something in the art investing space."
East Hampton, CT · Class of '13
"Ultimately, I'd love to start my own company and run it. I like the idea of having something I can pass down to my kids."