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Founded Year

2013

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$307M

Valuation

$0000 

About Earnest

Earnest is a technology company using technology, data, and design to build affordable financial products, deliver them to more people, and engage in more human experiences. Founded on the belief that financially responsible people deserve better options and access to credit, Earnest's lending products, student loan refinance, and private student loans are built for a new generation seeking to reach life's milestones. The company's mission is to empower people with the financial capital they need to live better lives.

Earnest Headquarter Location

303 Second Street Suite 401N

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States

+1 888 601 2801

Latest Earnest News

Man gets life for US synagogue attack

Oct 1, 2021

Elliot SpagatAP A former nursing student has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for bursting into a Californian synagogue with a semiautomatic rifle, killing one worshipper and wounding three others. An agreement with prosecutors that spared John T Earnest the death penalty left little suspense about the outcome, but the hearing on Thursday gave 13 victims and families a chance to address the killer. Earnest's lawyer, John O'Connell, said his client wanted to make a statement but San Diego Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh refused, saying he did not want to create "a political forum" for white supremacist views. Earnest showed no visible reaction during the two-hour hearing as speakers called him a lowlife coward, an evil animal and a monster. Minutes after the shooting on the last day of Passover in 2019, Earnest called an emergency dispatcher to say he shot up the synagogue to save white people. "I'm defending our nation against the Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people," he said. The San Diego man was inspired by mass shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue and two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shortly before he attacked Chabad of Poway, a synagogue near San Diego, on April 27, 2019. He frequented 8chan, a dark corner of the internet where people posted extremist, racist and violent views. Earnest legally bought a semi-automatic rifle a day before the attack, according to a federal affidavit. He entered the synagogue with 10 bullets loaded and 50 more on his vest but fled after struggling to reload. Worshippers chased him to his car. Earnest killed Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, who was hit twice in the foyer, and wounded an eight-year-old girl, her uncle and Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. Earnest's parents said after the shooting their son's actions were a "terrifying mystery". He was an accomplished student, athlete and musician who was studying to be a nurse. "To our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries," they said. His conviction for murder and attempted murder at the synagogue and arson for an earlier fire at a nearby mosque carry a life sentence without parole, plus 137 years in prison. Earnest also faces a life sentence at a hearing in federal court on December 28.

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Earnest in 6 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Jul 21, 2021.

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Earnest Patents

Earnest has filed 2 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Biodegradable waste management
  • Composting
  • Organic gardening
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