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.
4 Trends Transforming Online Business Lending
Small Business Lending

4 Trends Transforming Online Business Lending

It's hard to say for certain what online business lending will look like, but we can be pretty sure that it's here to stay.
Lines of Credit: Online Lenders vs. Traditional Banks
Small Business Loans

Lines of Credit: Online Lenders vs. Traditional Banks

If you go to an online lender looking for a line of credit similar to what you'd find at the bank, don't be surprised if what you're offered looks a bit different.
The 5 Best Payroll Options for Small Businesses
Payments

The 5 Best Payroll Options for Small Businesses

It's far cheaper to pay for somebody to keep your payroll straight than it is to pay the IRS if you tangle it yourself.
Why Small Businesses Should Consider Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Why Small Businesses Should Consider Bitcoin

Bitcoin can help cut costs by making transactions faster and easier. But there are caveats.
Why Women Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Finding Funding
Funding

Why Women Entrepreneurs Have a Harder Time Finding Funding

Intentional or not, most investors are more likely to give money to males. That needs to change.
Opening a Second Location? Here's What to Keep in Mind.
Expansion

Opening a Second Location? Here's What to Keep in Mind.

Business may be booming, but that doesn't mean that a second business site is going to be a walk in the park.
Debt vs. Equity Financing: Which Way Should Your Business Go?
Financing

Debt vs. Equity Financing: Which Way Should Your Business Go?

Before making any decisions, know your goals and what you are looking for.
Multiple Owners? Here's How to Prepare for Your Loan Application.
Small Business Loans

Multiple Owners? Here's How to Prepare for Your Loan Application.

Follow these steps before filling out that loan application if you're one of several owners of a business in need of a loan.
Online Lending Means the Bank's 'No' is Not the Last Word Any More
Small Business Loans

Online Lending Means the Bank's 'No' is Not the Last Word Any More

Online lending has become a legitimate alternative for small-business owners looking to secure financing.
The 4 Lines of Credit Now Available to Small Businesses
Small Business Loans

The 4 Lines of Credit Now Available to Small Businesses

Help grow your business with the one of these flexible financial solutions.
How to Turn a Lender's 'No' Into 'Yes'
Loans

How to Turn a Lender's 'No' Into 'Yes'

Every rejection is an opportunity to learn more about what will make your next loan application get approved.
What It's Like to Work With a Business Loan Broker
Small Business Loans

What It's Like to Work With a Business Loan Broker

Be careful before entering into business arrangements with loan brokers, consider if their interest is aligned with yours.
Does a Short-Term Loan Ever Make Sense for Your Business?
Small Business Financing

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.