Affirm was established 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 Affirm’s CEO in 2014.
The company has announced a partnership with Walmart in February 2019. Through the partnership, Affirm will be available to customers in-store and on Walmart’s website.
Since its establishment, Affirm has partnered with e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, BigCommerce, and Zen-Cart.
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.