An SEC lockdown almost killed this startup right after it launched — now it’s worth more than $6.5 billion

Lending Club, a company worth over $6.5 billion, is one of the biggest online lending marketplaces in the world. Its IPO last year was the largest among all US tech companies.

But founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche isn’t the type of leader who likes to go around telling the world about his success.

He’s more reserved and humble, merely calling his accomplishment, “A big honor for sure…but outside of that particular [IPO] week, it’s really business as usual.”

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