It’s gratifying to see start-ups highlighted in our Company of Note section receive their just validation. A case in point is ClearGraph, which we highlighted in March as a compelling solution to help financial institutions better harness their raw data. This week, the firm agreed to become part of business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau. Also this week, Lend Core LLC, the parent of marketplace loan portfolio manager NSR Invest, announced it had purchased LendingRobot, a five-year-old Seattle-based pioneer in the sector. Finally, PayPal announced it was scooping up SMB lender Swift Financial so that it can make bigger loans and expand its universe of prospective borrowers.