Our purpose

To enable anyone, anywhere, to afford an education

You don’t have to go far to find someone who’s been affected by student loans. For us, it was personal. We saw loans how loans would affect our friends’ livelihoods, forcing them to work two jobs or move across the country to save money on school. We saw how paying off loans impacts one's ability to live a healthy financial future. We saw a need for something better.

So, in October 2018 we set out to build the first financial company truly invested in its customers’ success. Our approach is simple: offer fair, accessible, affordable financing, paired with resources to promote upward mobility and career success.

For students, by students

Our leadership

After meeting each other at the University of Oklahoma, Justin and Timo started Avenify with the goal of building a financial product students would actually want to use.

Justin Potts

Co-founder and CEO

Timo Sheridan

Co-founder and CTO

Backed by the best

Our investors

We partner with leading investors across the globe, from Silicon Valley, to New York City, to London. They’ve helped build some of the most influential startups today, like Uber, Postmates, and Acorns.

Republic • Dimension VC • Oyster VC • Allison Barr • Ani Banerjee • Anna Kogan Nasser •
Chris Bennett • Daniel Kahn • Jason Chen • Josh Gold • Neal Jacobovits • Nick Abouzeid • Saoud Alhumaidhi • Sven Henderson

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Press resources

After growing to thousands of applications in just its first months, and becoming one of the first consumer platforms on the market to offer ISAs, Avenify has become a recognized industry leader, with a panel appearance at Silicon Slopes, press features in publications including NerdWallet, Sifted, and CareerKarma, and been named one of the Top 100 fintech startups in 2019 by Money20/20.

Email us for a press kit at hello@avenify.com