CMFG Ventures has been and is continuing to invest in lending fintechs to help credit unions stay competitive and grow their loan portfolio. Join us to learn from the founders of three CMFG Ventures portfolio companies focused on lending:
- WithClutch – Auto loan refinancing solution enabling credit unions to recapture members’ loans through an all-digital experience
- RenoFi - Renovation lending platform underwriting loans using the post-renovation appraisal value
- Splash Financial – Student loan refinancing platform for young professionals with a focus on medical and graduate-level professions
Chris Coleman and Nicholas Hinrichsen met at Stanford Business School in 2011 and had the idea of starting an online used car company. They called it Carlypso and imagined a company like Amazon for used cars. After graduating in 2013, they joined the startup accelerator YCombinator, raised Venture Capital in 2015, and sold the company to Carvana.com in 2017. In 2020, Chris and Nicholas moved on and are dedicating the next 20 years of their entrepreneurial journey to making car ownership more affordable.
Co-Founder and President
Lee Miller is a Co-Founder & President at RenoFi, a financial technology company enabling next-generation home renovation loans. Prior to starting RenoFi, Lee led the investment team at Actua, a publicly traded venture capital firm, investing in high-growth B2B software and fintech businesses. Lee started his career at PwC, advising public and private companies on M&A transactions. Lee graduated from Penn State University.
Founder & CEO
Steve Muszynski is the Founder and CEO of Splash Financial, a leading digital lending platform that helps borrowers easily shop and compare financial products from a Splash-powered network of credit union and bank partners. Steve is one of the foremost experts in the online lending space. Under his leadership, Splash has expanded from its initial student loan refinancing platform into a technology focused lending infrastructure company that aggregates loans for lenders across multiple asset categories.
Sam Das serves as Managing Director of CMFG Ventures, the venture capital arm of CUNA Mutual Group. He joined in 2017 and has focused on sourcing, investing, and advising early-stage fintech and insurtech startups. Prior to joining CMFG Ventures, Sam founded a fintech startup and was an investment banker focused on financial institutions at firms including Houlihan Lokey and Fox-Pitt, Kelton where he completed transactions valued in excess of $10 billion.