Affirm kicked off trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday, amid what has turned out to be a good year for “buy now, pay later” companies. Shares of Affirm, the first major tech IPO of 2021, popped in early trading Wednesday, jumping 100 percent from the $49 per share open to just over $100 per share before closing out the day at $97.24 per share, valuing the company at $23.6b.