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Upstart Expands Second Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio

Upstart, a leading artificial intelligence lending platform, plans to expand its current facility by 40,000 square feet, more than tripling its total footprint in Columbus, Ohio. The project is expected to create 250 jobs.

“We chose Columbus as our second headquarters just two years ago, and already we’ve hired more than 250 Buckstarters,” said Upstart Co-Founder and CEO Dave Girouard. “Our ability to find incredible talent across software engineering, data science, and operations has made our move to central Ohio a runaway success for Upstart. This further expansion confirms that Upstart will be a cornerstone of the Columbus technology community for years to come.”

Founded in 2012, Upstart is a leading AI lending platform designed to improve access to affordable credit while reducing the risk and costs of lending for its bank partners. By leveraging Upstart’s AI platform, Upstart-powered banks can offer higher approval rates and experience lower loss rates, while simultaneously delivering an exceptional digital-first lending experience for their customers. The company is based in San Mateo, California and Columbus, Ohio.

“The Columbus Region is strong in both information technology and financial services, which makes Upstart a success story that reflects the region’s diverse strengths,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P Nauseef. “Upstart is advancing efficiencies in the financial services industry nationwide from Ohio, further showing the state’s ability to provide access to a tech-savvy talent that meets the hiring needs in emerging roles such as data science, AI and machine learning.”

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