jared hecht

Peloton IPO, VC alternatives, privacy at Apple, and cybersecurity returns

ICYMI: As Peloton files for IPO, can its live fitness gamification model extend to other verticals? Peloton confidentially filed for its IPO today, and the juggernaut fitness company is positioned to

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 S

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

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.fundera.com/">Fundera</a>, the lending match-maker for SMBs, has helped secure funding for over 300 small businesses, with more than $12 million in loans funded.

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 disadvant

(Founder Stories) The GroupMe Guys Reveal How To Land A Job At A Startup

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/groupme-guys1.jpg" /> All week long we've been running clips from the <em>Founder Stories</em> interview with the GroupMe Guys, co-founders J

(Founder Stories) How GroupMe Won SXSW: Grilled Cheese

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/groupme-guys.jpg" /> At this year's overcrowded and overhyped SXSW conference in Austin, one of the few startups to <a href="https://techcrun

(Founder Stories) Who Are These GroupMe Guys?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/groupme-guys.jpg" /> How do you become a startup founder? There are many paths, but often founders grow up at other startups. <a href="http:/