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Aspiration, Backed by DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom, Weighs an IPO

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WATCH: Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny speaks with Bloomberg Television.(Source: Bloomberg)

Aspiration, a financial-technology company that’s gained the backing of high-profile actors, is laying the groundwork for a public listing.

The Los Angeles-based firm may seek to go public through a traditional initial public offering or another route, according to a person familiar with the matter, asking not to be identified discussing the firm’s plans. The unicorn’s investors include actors Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom, investment bank Allen & Co. and EBay Inc. co-founder Jeff Skoll.