Co-founder and UK Managing DirectorAvant
John Sun is co-founder and UK Managing Director at Avant, an online lending platform that is changing the way consumers obtain credit by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing. He also previously worked as the Chief Credit Officer since Avant was founded in December 2012. At its core, Avant is a tech company that is dedicated to creating innovative and practical financial products for all consumers. Avant has secured more than $1.7 billion in funding to date, and more than 600,000 loans have been issued through the Avant platform in the US and UK. Avant has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and Bloomberg. Avant was also named to Forbes America's Most Promising Companies list for 2015, as well as Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startups list for 2015. Previous to Avant, John’s career focused on consumer finance in various roles. As a part of Y-Combinator, John and his team launched a personal debt management tool for sub-prime customers. The company allowed customers to manage debt, negotiate with creditors and formulate a plan for repayment.