in Baltimore Sun via LA Times
April 2, 2013


The solution:, a free one-stop-shop website that consolidates all your student loans — public or private — into one interface.

The platform, which came out of the Santa Monica start-up incubator Launchpad LA, enables users to load all of their student loans into one site and get detailed information on loans, including servicers, monthly payment, how much is owed, when the loans will be paid off and how much they’ll pay over the life of a loan.

Currently, more than 37 million people in the U.S. have outstanding student debt. Given the growing student debt crisis, McQueen’s website is catching on with college students and graduates navigating their financial future.

Although university financial aid offices, lenders and the federal government have resources to help, “they are outdated and rely heavily on paper and fairly basic online tools,” said McQueen, who is the chief executive. He co-founded the company with Steve Pomerantz after being set up by a mutual friend.

The founders said aims to help borrowers manage their student loans and pay off debt while educating them on the best ways to save money.

The start-up has raised $1 million in seed funding from an array of investors (including Mohr Davidow Ventures, Jerry Neumann, Richard Wolpert, Rob Glaser, New York venture firm Mesa+ and AF Square’s Troy Carter).

In all, it now manages more than $400 million in education debt across more than 10,000 individual student loans that originated from 130 universities, including the nation’s top 25, since its public beta launch in January.

Here is how it works:

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