Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Has a Man-to-Man Talk About Alternative Lending
Yes, it’s an IOU Financial commercial, but given Kevin O’Leary’s business celebrity persona, roles on Shark Tank and Dragons’ Den, authored books, and regular contributions on CNBC, he’s certainly qualified to sympathize with small business owners on the difficulties of obtaining a loan.
Kevin O’Leary is not the only shark to support alternative lenders. His co-hosts have served as spokespeople for IOU’s competitors:
- Barbara Corcoran – OnDeck
- Lori Greiner – Kabbage
- Kevin Harrington – Ventury Capital (actually as a co-founder of this company)
And don’t forget of course the merchant cash advance guys who actually were contestants on Shark Tank themselves: