In a first, Bizfi crosses $144 million in Q1 funding
Thanks to the partnership with Western Independent Bank, Bizfi had a record Q1 to date with $144 milion in loan originations.
The New York-based fintech company funded 3,605 small businesses, a 49 percent increase from $96 million funded in Q1 last year, Bizfi said.
The partnership with Western Independent Bank in March this year opened up several markets in the midwest and west coast Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming can benefit from this partnership. Referring to the partnership, Bizfi founder Stephen Sheinbaum said, “These types of relationships not only help to fuel Bizfi’s growth, they ensure the financial partner continues to maintain their customer relationships by providing their clients an alternative for the financing they need,”. “In 2016, we’re looking forward to further expanding our product set and partnering with more traditional financiers, enabling us to fund the growth of even more of America’s small businesses.”
Bizfi’s marketplace partners with lenders like OnDeck, Funding Circle and Kabbage and the company has so far funded 29,000 small businesses with $1.6 billion in capital since 2005.