Hello, we're Avant

Headquartered on Chicago’s downtown riverfront, we’re a high-growth FinTech company dedicated first & foremost to creating responsible financial products for all consumers. Avant has secured more than $4 billion in institutional funding and has issued over 750,000 personal loan, auto loan, and credit card products through our technology platform.

Why Work with Us?

Culture matters here: from Demo Days and Current Events Talks to our mentorship program and community involvement, we pride ourselves on the workplace environment we’ve created. Our products AND our culture get attention from the media—we’ve been featured in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, TechCrunch, Forbes, and Crain's.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

Where we are

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
401(K) Matching
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Free Daily Meals
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Mentorship program
  • "Before I joined Avant, I worried that my non-traditional tech background could keep me from building the career I wanted. But here, my diverse skills and experience are actually considered an asset - I’ve felt like a real contributor from day one!"
    Stefanie
    IT Support
  • "It's great to work in an environment so full of talented, driven and fun people. Avant will help you become the best version of yourself."
    Matt
    Software Engineer
  • "At Avant, I work alongside some of the smartest, most innovative people I know. I feel empowered to make decisions that have a real impact on our customers and our business."
    Nupur
    Compliance Manager
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Our funding history

  • $1M in Funding
  • $8M in Funding
    Investors: August Capital and Victory Park Capital
  • $20M in Funding
    Investors: Victory Park Capital
  • $25M in Funding
    Investors: August Capital and Victory Park Capital and Others
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    Investors: Victory Park Capital
  • $300M in Funding
    Investors: Jeffries
  • $225M in Funding
    Investors: DFJ Growth, KKR & Co., RRE Ventures, and Peter Thiel
  • $339M in Funding
    Investors: Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Jefferies LLC, and Waterfall Asset Management
  • $325M in Funding
    Investors: Balyasny Asset Management, General Atlantic, J.P. Morgan, Tiger Global, and August Capital
  • $255M in Funding
    Investors: J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley
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