Formerly called FundingUniverse.com, Lendio matches small business owners with banks, credit unions, and other lending sources, employing technology that assist them identify the business loan category and specific lenders that offer the highest probability to secure a loan approval based on credit, industry, revenue, and other parameters.
Less than three months after its debut, Lendio says users have already requested a staggering $1 billion in business loans, so they might be on to something here. The company claims it currently works with 3,500 lenders, with access to more than 13,000 different lending options.
Earlier this year, Lendio expanded its executive team with Zinch co-founder Brad Hagen and Nelson James, co-founder of SEO.com.
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