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NERDWALLET ACQUIRES SMALL BUSINESS LOAN MARKETPLACE FUNDERA

NerdWallet | November 03, 2020

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Financial guidance company NerdWallet announced at the end of last week that it has acquired Fundera. New York City-based Fundera was co-founded in 2013 by Jared Hecht, who previously co-founded GroupMe. It created a marketplace where small businesses could find loans, subsequently expanding into other areas like legal services, while also (like NerdWallet) offering free financial content. “It can be the wild wild west out there for small business owners,” Hecht said in ...

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PLASTIQ SUPPORTS VISA’S SHE’S NEXT GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES SUCCEED AND CHAMPION FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Plastiq | June 18, 2021

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An intelligent payments platform, the Plastiq collaborates with Visa, the world leader in digital payments, for its “She’s Next Grant Program”, which plans to award $10,000 to 60 Black businesswomen in 6 cities across the U.S. The program aims to remove the disproportionate barriers faced by Black women business founders. Plastiq provides grant recipients the freedom to make virtual payments to any supplier with a credit card, even though when cards are not accepted. Read More

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MAINVEST NOW LISTED ON META’S SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING RESOURCE AS A SOURCE FUNDING

Mainvest | March 30, 2022

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Mainvest partners with Meta and is listed on Meta's Small Business Resource as a source of funding. Mainvest is the investment platform connecting small businesses with local investors. Meta established its Small Business Funding section in 2021 to link SMBs to purpose-driven grant and loan possibilities, business resources, and small business networking groups. With the advent of Mainvest, SMBs may now explore alternate funding choices that support their community engagement and long-term g...

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CROSS RIVER PARTNERS WITH SMARTBIZ TO BRING SMARTER FINANCING TO SMALL BUSINESSES

CROSS RIVER | July 13, 2022

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SmartBiz®, the leading AI-powered financing platform for small businesses and Cross River®, a technology-driven financial services organization that provides core infrastructure and embedded financial solutions, announced a partnership to equip more U.S. small businesses with access to the financing they need to grow. The partnership enables Cross River to leverage SmartBiz’s best-in-class digital application, on top of its existing tech-stack, for a faster and...

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SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE

NERDWALLET ACQUIRES SMALL BUSINESS LOAN MARKETPLACE FUNDERA

NerdWallet | November 03, 2020

Financial guidance company NerdWallet announced at the end of last week that it has acquired Fundera. New York City-based Fundera was co-founded in 2013 by Jared Hecht, who previously co-founded GroupMe. It created a marketplace where small businesses could find loans, subsequently expanding into other areas like legal services, while also (like NerdWallet) offering free financial content. “It can be the wild wild west out there for small business owners,” Hecht said in ...

Read More
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SMALL BUSINESS ADVICE

PLASTIQ SUPPORTS VISA’S SHE’S NEXT GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES SUCCEED AND CHAMPION FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Plastiq | June 18, 2021

An intelligent payments platform, the Plastiq collaborates with Visa, the world leader in digital payments, for its “She’s Next Grant Program”, which plans to award $10,000 to 60 Black businesswomen in 6 cities across the U.S. The program aims to remove the disproportionate barriers faced by Black women business founders. Plastiq provides grant recipients the freedom to make virtual payments to any supplier with a credit card, even though when cards are not accepted. Read More

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FINANCE

MAINVEST NOW LISTED ON META’S SMALL BUSINESS FUNDING RESOURCE AS A SOURCE FUNDING

Mainvest | March 30, 2022

Mainvest partners with Meta and is listed on Meta's Small Business Resource as a source of funding. Mainvest is the investment platform connecting small businesses with local investors. Meta established its Small Business Funding section in 2021 to link SMBs to purpose-driven grant and loan possibilities, business resources, and small business networking groups. With the advent of Mainvest, SMBs may now explore alternate funding choices that support their community engagement and long-term g...

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MANAGEMENT,TECHNOLOGY,FINANCE

CROSS RIVER PARTNERS WITH SMARTBIZ TO BRING SMARTER FINANCING TO SMALL BUSINESSES

CROSS RIVER | July 13, 2022

SmartBiz®, the leading AI-powered financing platform for small businesses and Cross River®, a technology-driven financial services organization that provides core infrastructure and embedded financial solutions, announced a partnership to equip more U.S. small businesses with access to the financing they need to grow. The partnership enables Cross River to leverage SmartBiz’s best-in-class digital application, on top of its existing tech-stack, for a faster and...

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