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.