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SelfScore Rebrands as Deserve, Closes on $12 Million in Funding

Consumer analytics company SelfScore rebranded to Deserve today. The California-based company is still committed to providing underbanked Americans with access to credit, and to fuel that mission, Deserve has received $12 million in funding. Today’s round was led by Accel– with participation from…

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SelfScore is Now Deserve

SelfScore is Now Deserve!

For the past two years, SelfScore has helped international students gain access to fair credit products and build their credit history. Now, we are excited to announce that we are changing our name from SelfScore to Deserve®. We…

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Generation Z-targeted credit card Deserve attracts $12 mln

Deserve, a credit card designed for Generation Z, has raised $12 million in funding. Accel led the round with participation from Aspect Ventures, Pelion Ventures, Mission Holdings, Alumni Venture Group and GDP Venture.

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Bank Innovation

Startup Deserve Gets $12 Million in Funding And Launches New Credit Card

Based in Menlo Park, California, the card is being launched today by its eponymous company, Deserve. “After the success of our first card Deserve Edu, which caters to students — particularly those students that come from out of…

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Accel Leads $12M in Funding for Deserve, The First Credit Card for Gen Z, That Uses Machine Learning to Provide Access to the Next Generation of Credit Owners

Deserve goes beyond algorithms to include awesome rewards such as Amazon Prime, Music and Video Menlo Park, Calif. – October 24, 2017 – Announcing Deserve, the first credit card designed for Generation Z with the goal of granting more…

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Reward Expert

Get the Credit and Financial Independence You Deserve

In the wild world of finances, it can be tough to get access to credit. For students who are starting out and having a hard time getting their first credit card, it’s hard to know where to turn.…

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5 Tips to Ace Your Classes This Semester

Welcome back to a new school year. As every new academic year brings a new set of challenges for new or returning students, here are some tips to ace your classes this semester. Tip #1 Classroom discussion is…

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Vinni Bala, SelfScore’s Chief Credit Officer, and to his left Consumer Behavior Professor Bill Fanning, take a picture with the two student groups who had the best final presentations

SelfScore Visits Students at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business Part 2

Earlier this summer, our Chief Credit Officer Vinni Bala met with Professor Bill Fanning’s Consumer Behavior class. SelfScore is partnering with Professor Fanning on the class’s final project where students are conducting market research to better understand the…

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Summer – Empowered by SelfScore Photo Competition

Travel With Your SelfScore Mastercard And Be Rewarded This Summer! School’s out and it’s time to travel around the world. During the school year, your SelfScore Mastercard has enabled you to buy groceries and pay the bills. But…

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Vinni Bala, SelfScore’s Chief Credit Officer, speaks with students at the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

SelfScore Visits Students at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Earlier this month, our Chief Credit Officer, Vinni Bala, met with students at the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. The students are currently taking a summer business course in consumer behavior with lecturer Bill Fanning. The course…

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