Harvard Business Review: Sixup gives securitization meaningful social impact
01.21.2019

Collaboration Capital Portfolio Contributor SixUp receives worthy mention in Harvard Business Review article “The State of Socially Responsible Investing.”

Sixup is taking tremendous strides in giving securitization new life as a tool for social impact. By providing an education finance platform, founder Sunwoo Hwang and the team at SixUp are giving high-achieving students who are from low-means environments and who are quite often first-generation students the ability to attend four-year colleges and universities. The families of these students frequently don’t have credit scores or would, because of their income, otherwise find themselves unable to secure funding for the ever rising price of higher education.

It’s not just about providing access to capital though- SIXUP takes a vested interest in these student’s success. As the Harvard Business review points out:

“Along with loans, Sixup provides students with tutoring, job-matching, and other counseling. Sixup currently counts Goldman Sachs as its largest lender. Once it has reached $100 million in total lending assets, it will test the market with a securitization—a critical milestone towards scale. Over time, as their lending assets grow, Sixup plans to tap into the broader fixed income markets, as well as more traditional securitizations. If successful, it has the potential to mobilize more than $1 billion towards the Future-Prime market providing thousands with a stronger pathway to economic mobility.”

Please take a moment to read the full article at the link below. To discover more about the network of collaborators and portfolio contributors who make Collaboration Capital a success, simply fill out the contact form HERE.

Sixup founder, Sunwoo Hwang, at the 2018 Collaboration Capital Investment Forum

https://hbr.org/2019/01/the-state-of-socially-responsible-investing

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