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  • Fundera Picks Up $11.5 Million In Series B Funding

    Fundera Picks Up $11.5 Million In Series B Funding

    Fundera, the online credit marketplace that helps small business secure loans started by GroupMe cofounder Jared Hecht, has today announced the close of a $11.5 million Series B funding round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity with participation from existing investors including QED Investors, Khosla Ventures, and First Round Capital. Alongside the funding, SGE’s Scott Feldman and… Read More

  • Fundera, Funding Circle And Others Introduce The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill Of Rights

    Fundera, Funding Circle And Others Introduce The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill Of Rights

    Today in Washington, D.C., a coalition of lenders, credit marketplaces, brokers, nonprofits and others (including Fundera and Funding Circle) have introduced the “Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights,” aimed at eliminating predatory lending to small businesses. You might think that the world of small business loans is highly regulated, but in actuality the more robust… Read More

  • Fundera Has Secured $12M In Funding For More Than 300 Small Businesses

    Fundera Has Secured $12M In Funding For More Than 300 Small Businesses

    Fundera, the lending match-maker for SMBs, has helped secure funding for over 300 small businesses, with more than $12 million in loans funded. The company originally launched in February 2014 as a service that paired SMBs looking for a loan with the lenders who could help them out. In the beginning, it was simply a matching service, but over the course of 2014 the company has transformed into… Read More

  • GroupMe Founder Gets $3.4M to Make Small Business Loans More Accessible With Fundera

    GroupMe Founder Gets $3.4M to Make Small Business Loans More Accessible With Fundera

    In the past five years, the number of bank loans under $1 million has dropped by more than 20 percent. This puts small business owners, arguably the driving force of our economy, at a severe disadvantage when it comes to starting a business. But Jared Hecht, co-founder of startup success story GroupMe, alongside cofounders Rohan Deshpande and Andres Moranis, is today launching a totally… Read More