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Renaud Laplanche States Company Name and Branding Is a Critical Part of the Business - Especially A Consumer Business

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Renaud Laplanche

  • Founder, LendingClub.com
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Biography

Renaud Laplanche is the Founder and CEO of LendingClub, a social lender which currently works exclusively within the Facebook platform.

Laplanche grew up in France, was trained as a lawyer, completed his MBA before working for New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb in Paris and in New York. He worked for the firm for five years in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and investment transactions involving technology companies before founding TripleHop Technologies. TripleHop Technologies, the software company that designed MatchPoint, was founded in 1999 and sold to Oracle in 2005.

Laplanche was honored with the HEC "Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2002 and won the French sailing championship twice, in 1988 and 1990.

Renaud Laplanche earned an MBA from HEC Business School.

It's a critical piece of a business, especially a consumer facing business and the brand is probably number one asset of most consumer facing businesses. We actually went through a fairly structured process, internal brainstorming sessions, and we also hired a consultant to help us with a name. So...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Academic Background and Interest in Sailing
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
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Video 2 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses The Person-To-Person or Social Lending Environment
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
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Video 3 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Entry Into
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  • 1 min. 25 sec.
Video 4 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Challenges Part of His First Startup
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
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Video 5 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States There Are Big Company People and Small Company People
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Video 6 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Thoughts Behind Lending Club
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Video 7 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Luck In Launching Company During Appropriate Time In the Economy
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
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Video 8 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses How Interest Rates Are Determined
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Video 9 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Company Is Subject To State and Federal Regulations
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Video 10 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Importance of Taking Some of the Anonymity Out Of Lending Club
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
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  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 11 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Having A Track Record With One Startup Helps With A Second Startup
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Video 12 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Valuation is An Art
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Video 13 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Lending Club's Exit Strategy
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Video 14 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Entrepreneurs Tend To Be Overly Optimistic
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Video 15 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Challenge of Attracting Good Employees In Silicon Valley
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  • 1/15/2008
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Video 16 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Company Name and Branding Is a Critical Part of the Business - Especially A Consumer Business
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
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Video 17 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Factors That Entrepreneurs Should Consider
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Video 18 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Lending Club's Goal Is To Create A New Model Within Financial Services
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Video 19 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Advantage of Using Plug And Play Organization
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Video 20 of 22 Renaud Laplanche States Silicon Valley Environment Is Genuinely Interested In Community And Supporting Development of New Ideas and Businesses
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Video 21 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Positive Aspects of Being an Entrepreneur
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Video 22 of 22 Renaud Laplanche Discusses Legal And Marketing Challenges Faced In Lending Club Business
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Renaud Laplanche States Company Name and Branding Is a Critical Part of the Business - Especially A Consumer Business
  • Renaud Laplanche - Interview - LendingClub
  • 1/15/2008
  • Renaud Laplanche
  • 1 min. 5 sec.