Jared Hecht

Jared Hecht

Co-founder and CEO, Fundera
Jared is the CEO of Fundera, an online marketplace that matches small business owners to the best possible lender. Prior to Fundera, Jared co-founded GroupMe, a group messaging service that in August 2011 was acquired by Skype, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in October 2011. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Entrepreneurship Organization and is an investor and advisor to startups such as Codecademy, SmartThings and TransferWise.
Does a Short-Term Loan Ever Make Sense for Your Business?
Business Optimization

Does a Short-Term Loan Ever Make Sense for Your Business?

If you're a cautious and diligent borrower, a short-term loan could be just what you need to push your small business in the right direction.
7 Industries Born to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Productivity

7 Industries Born to Fuel Entrepreneurship

From co-working spaces to productivity tools like Slack and HipChat, these industries' 'business' is helping entrepreneurs.
7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing
Franchise Financing

7 Ways Franchises Help Franchisees Obtain Financing

Don't go to the same lender who helped you buy your house for franchise funding. Here are a few much better options.
6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan
Small Business Loans

6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Don't have the working capital to take the next leap? There are good reasons to go into temporary debt.
6 Factors in Taking Over an Existing Business
Buying a Business

6 Factors in Taking Over an Existing Business

Buying a business involves more upfront cost but less risk than starting from scratch.
The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make
Ready To Launch

The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make

Cash flow is one of the greatest challenges of business ownership. How's yours?
Busting 5 Myths About Small-Business Lending
Small Business Financing

Busting 5 Myths About Small-Business Lending

The crucial funding you need is available and not just from angels and VCs.
8 Ways to Make Certain Optimism Doesn't Blind You to Signs You're Going Broke
Business Optimization

8 Ways to Make Certain Optimism Doesn't Blind You to Signs You're Going Broke

Never stop believing you will succeed and never stop watching for signs you are failing.
7 Tips on How to Do Accounting For a Kickstarter Campaign
Crowdfunding

7 Tips on How to Do Accounting For a Kickstarter Campaign

Yup, Uncle Sam knows all about crowdfunding, and he's coming after you if you don't pay those taxes.
Millennials

Millennial Misconceptions: How You're Totally Wrong About This Generation

While millennials are often perceived as lazy, entitled and tech obsessed, research has shown otherwise. Here are the top three millennial myths and tips on how to manage this generation.
The 5 Habits You Have That Are Driving Your Employees Crazy
Control What You Can

The 5 Habits You Have That Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

Those 4 a.m. Sunday emails will drive your employees crazy and have them running into your competition's arms. Here are the habits to ditch and how to fix them.