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People use Puddle to borrow for little financial boosts. Everyone contributes, everyone benefits.

Puddle aims to serve the bottom 60 percent


“My personal story was radically changed by being involved with Kiva".
Skylar Woodward, co-founder of Puddle, shares his story in this interview.


banklesstimes.com Skylar Woodward tapped into a rich background when developing Puddle, a platform which uses the power of the group to help people out of temporary economic jams. Mr. Woodward said Puddle began in t…

FinLab - FinLab Q+A with Puddle


"There’s nothing more powerful than a community that trusts you".


finlab.cfsinnovation.com FinLab sat down with Jean Claude Rodriguez-Ferrera, Co-Founder of Puddle, one of FinLab's 9 winners, to talk about FinTech and FinHealth.What made you start your company? There’s *nothing* more powerful than a community that trusts you. I discovered this some years ago by working with different comm…

Do Banks Still Have A Future? — Welcome to TheFamily


What role do you think – how will you interact with "banks" 3 years from now?


medium.com In few sectors are companies so hated as they are in banking. In all likelihood the banks of the future will grow outsid…

Inclusion Hub — Daily Features


"In Puddle, members don't have credit score- they have trust". Nice article from Master Card Inclusion Hub about Puddle, interviewing Puddle co-founders Skylar Woodward and Jean Claude Rodriguez-Ferrera.


inclusionhub.mastercardcenter.org Expert View: Can Peers Underwrite Each Other? December 11th, 2015 Is it possible for strangers to trust each other with money? Puddle has created a unique platform for person-to-person borrowing. Its co-founders, who also built Kiva, examine how people can make accurate credit decisions about each o…

The Best Tools for Managing Household Finances


Yeah! US News and World report names Puddle as one of the best tools for managing household finances.

We agree!

money.usnews.com New apps and web-based services have hit the market, aiming to help busy families stay on top of their finances and lives.

Hey, Millennials, Want to Pay Off Student Loans? Consider These Careers


The WSJ talks about this interesting report done by our Young Invincibles friends


blogs.wsj.com If you're trying to find a career path that might actually have a decent income and a future, you may want to consider these jobs.

Financial Solutions Lab aims to improve America's financial health


Exciting moments. So many things happening to innovate in the financial industry, to serve those who are struggling financially.


banklesstimes.com Despite living in the world's most prosperous country, many Americans struggle financially: ♦ More than 40 percent report having a hard time paying bills; ♦ One in three have regular income fluctua...

Skylar Woodward - So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Skylar Woodward talks about the Puddle, it's origins, and how the social dynamics can change the conversation around what it means to borrow.

"What do you do when you’re short on money? People seem to think that anyone who has to borrow is a failure, or it’s their fault because they didn’t save up enough money. Seems like savings is the only solution."

Take a listen.


podcast.farnoosh.tv Farnoosh Torabi interviews Skylar Woodward, CEO and Co-Founder of Puddle.

On Puddle, Social Networks and Trust Can Unlock Loans | Locavesting


"Imagine: People lending to people - with no high yield investors involved! "
Thanks Anne Field (Locavesting) for this great article.


locavesting.com Raising Capital On Puddle, Social Networks and Trust Can Unlock Loans Anne Field | June 24, 2015 When Rose Ann Haft wanted to create an online diabetes prevention program a year ago, she didn’t need much. Still, without access to a line of credit or a bank loan, she struggled to come up with even th…

Jean Claude and Skylar Woodward (Puddle)


Explain Puddle in 44 secs! A challenge by our friends from ideo.org


vimeo.com Jean Claude Rodriguez-Ferrera Massons and Skylar Woodward describes how Puddle works to improve consumer's financial health.

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