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Our Story

The inspiration for Slope came from Lawrence’s parents having spent the past three decades in the wholesale business, importing products and selling them to small businesses across Brazil.

From having worked with them, we realized small mom and pop stores are limited by their working capital and that business loans are complicated to navigate.

At Slope, our goal is to empower growing businesses by making access to capital easy. The Slope team's underwriting expertise lies in data science, machine learning, and data cleaning - the focus of both founders' previous experience.


Lawrence Lin Murata
Previously founder of Newton Technologies (acq by Nauto), an AI driver safety company that used smartphone data to prevent driving crashes. Later led AI Platforms and Data Science at Nauto. Proud Stanford grad - go Cardinal!
Alice Deng
2x YC founder. My first company automated the categorization of products using computer vision and NLP. Previously a product manager at Dropbox. Proud UC Berkeley grad - go bears!
Slope allows us to offer financing without juggling the servicing and putting a massive risk on our balance sheet.
John Xie, CEO & Founder

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