MicroPlace

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MicroPlace, Inc.
an eBay Company
Type Subsidiary
Industry Impact Investing
Founded San Jose, California, USA (2006)
Headquarters San Jose, California, USA
Key people Tracey Pettengill Turner, Founder
Website www.microplace.com

MicroPlace, is a US microfinance provider that focuses on retail investors. Started by Tracey Pettengill Turner in 2006, MicroPlace was bought out by eBay Inc that same year.

MicroPlace provides everyday investors with the ability to make investments in the microfinance industry that have the potential to earn interest. This contrasts with most other services for microlenders, which generally rely on a charitable model.[1]

The company acts as a broker-dealer and is registered with the SEC and is a member of FINRA.

History[edit]

MicroPlace was founded by Tracey Pettengill Turner and was bought by eBay for an undisclosed amount in 2006. Her hope is to expand the microfinancing industry from its current base of 100 million people to 1 billion people, with help from the middle class of affluent nations (the United States, European Union, etc.).

Ashwini Narayanan took over as the general manager of MicroPlace until 2012.

On January 14, 2014, MicroPlace announced that it would cease offering investments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Katz, Kiva vs. MicroPlace - What's the Difference?, WorldChanging.com, October 24 2007. Retrieved November 4 2007.

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