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.
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'
Ready To Launch

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?
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.