Web: Fundera Raises $11.5M Series B for Small Business Lending

September 2015 by: From The Web

Fundera, the online credit marketplace for small businesses, today announced an $11.5 million Series B funding round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity with participation from previous investors including QED Investors, Khosla Ventures and First Round Capital, bringing the company’s total funding to date to $15 million.


Since the most recent financial crisis, small business owners have been underserved by traditional banks with small business loans down from their pre-recession high. As a result, they have been forced to turn to online lenders to find the capital they need to grow. The majority of small business loans originated by online lenders are sourced through predatory offline loan brokers who engage in deceptive practices and take exorbitant fees to market certain lenders over others, driving up the cost of loans to borrowers. This unethical behavior takes advantage of small business owners, often putting them into loans that they do not fully understand or cannot reasonably repay.


Fundera will use this latest round of funding to accelerate its mission of making small business lending more transparent and helping small business owners grow through the responsible use of credit. The company plans to expand its team of dedicated loan specialists and engineers, develop and refine its borrower experience, and continue to build new products that help empower borrowers to choose the best loan for their business.


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