Hello, we're Summer
There are 45 million Americans burdened by student debt. Summer’s vision is to save these borrowers time and money by building an innovative platform to help navigate the complex student loan market. We're passionate about building smart tools to provide customized recommendations for all borrowers. Join us to help fix the system!
An Insider's view of Summer
What’s the vibe like in the office?
I was drawn to Summer’s innovative social impact model at scale and, during my time here, it has become increasingly clear that we have an unmatched culture: a whip-smart team that balances detail-oriented operations and product development with mission-driven growth. Bonus: everyone is very (very) nice and we use many emojis in Slack! 👏🎉
Head of Partnerships
What's the biggest problem your team is solving?
The particular challenge for my team is helping every borrower navigate the student loan system and find a clear path toward forgiveness or repayment. We're building a solution to help thousands (or millions!) of borrowers find relief. How do we scale our platform to make every borrower at Summer feel supported? Come join and help us figure it out!
Head of Borrower Success
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
Everyone here at Summer has been incredibly supportive as I began my first job as a software engineer. With active mentorship and plenty of opportunities to explore new technologies, I’ve been able to broaden my horizons and get a solid footing on a new career path. I’m especially looking forward to the next hackathon as we grow the team!
How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?
Our greatest assets are our team's ideas and a culture that encourages sharing them. Collaboration is critical to our success given the complexity of student debt’s relationships to finance, data science, and public policy. We are committed to facilitating this exchange—whether in meetings, lunch and learns, hackathons, or team presentations.
Co-Founder & COO
How do you empower your team to be more creative?
Our team collaborates early on in the ideation process, sketching low fidelity solution ideas with our designers, conceptualizing new ways of building solutions, and taking the time to research innovative approaches. We empower each other to start small, prototype, and ‘fail fast’ to learn the most and get to the best outcome for our borrowers.
Where we are
Our office is right by Grand Central Terminal (and conveniently connected by tunnel for rainy days)!
Perks + Benefits
Highly-Diverse Management Team
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
Vacation & Time Off
Perks & Discounts
Some Meals Provided
Lunch and Learns
Technology we use
- Google AnalyticsAnalytics
Our funding history
$1.3M in FundingInvestors: General Catalyst, NextView Ventures, Greycroft, Story Ventures, Foundation Capital
$10M in FundingInvestors: QED Investors, Story Ventures, General Catalyst, NextView Ventures, Greycroft, Foundation Capital