Theorem uses data science and machine learning to invest in marketplace lending loans

What We Do

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Machine Learning & Big Data aimed at identifying top loans originated by Marketplace Lenders

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Combine statistical findings with credit and human insights

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Theorem creates strong yields across the business cycle for investors

What is Marketplace Lending?

Marketplace Lenders such as Lending Club and Prosper originate loans online, for purposes ranging from credit card refinancing to business loans, and sell them to investors.

These top platforms originated more than $12 Billion in 2015. The Marketplace Lending space as a whole is expected to grow to $100 Billion in origination by 2020.

The Next Trillion Dollar Asset Class

Traditional lenders are weighted down by obsolete technology and high regulatory costs.
Marketplace lenders directly connect borrowers with investors, cutting out expensive middlemen.
This enables borrowers to get loans faster, at lower interest rates, while still providing great yields for investors.

Our Process

Big Data

Theorem analyzes historical loans and 3rd party data to determine default predicting insights

Human Insights

Theorem data scientists and credit analysts cross check insights for accuracy

Better Models

Cutting edge models make hundreds of decisions in under a second to select top loans


Bus Driver vs Admin Assistant

Bus driver or admin assistant

Bus drivers are 25% less likely to default than administrative assistants. Many bus drivers are unionized, reducing unemployment risk, which is a major cause of default. Turnover is typically higher among administrative assistants, increasing risk.

Wedding Loans vs Business Loans

Wedding loans vs business loans

Wedding loans are 10% more likely to be repaid than business loans. Half of new businesses fail, wiping out the owner’s savings and cash flow. Marriage, even if a couple’s wedding is expensive, often creates financial stability. A married couple can fall back on one another in the case of adverse events such as unemployment or illness.

Who We Are

Hugh Edmundson

Hugh is the CEO and Co-Founder of Theorem. Before Theorem, Hugh was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Credit Derivatives team, where he structured and traded synthetic CDOs. He holds a BS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Abeer Agrawal

Abeer Agrawal is the CTO and Co-Founder of Theorem. Previously, Abeer worked at Google, before becoming a founding employee at MobileSpan. MobileSpan was subsequently acquired by Dropbox. He holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.


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Theorem is backed by several great investors, including Y Combinator, Two Sigma Ventures and Max Levchin, amongst others.


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