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Affirm is a publicly traded financial technology company headquartered in San Francisco, United States. Founded in 2012, the company operates as a financial lender of installment loans for consumers to use at the point of sale to finance a purchase.

History and founding

Affirm was founded in 2012 by Max Levchin, Nathan Gettings, Jeffrey Kaditz, and Alex Rampell as part of the initial portfolio of startup studio HVF. Levchin, who co-founded PayPal, became CEO of Affirm in 2014.

In October 2017, the company launched a consumer app that allowed loans for purchases at any retailer.

The company announced a partnership with Walmart in February 2019. Under the partnership, Affirm is available to customers in store and on the Walmart website.

Since its founding, Affirm has partnered with e-commerce platforms including Shopify, BigCommerce, and Zen-Cart.

On November 18, 2020, Affirm filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in preparation for an IPO. On December 12, 2020, it was reported that Affirm had decided to postpone its IPO.

On January 13, 2021, Affirm launched its initial public offering on NASDAQ. 24,600,000 shares of common stock were issued to the public at a price of US $49.00 per share.

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