The History of Alternative Finance (As Told Through Memes)

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Exactly four years ago, I honored the Thanksgiving holiday by slightly exaggerating the industry’s history in a blog post. And every year around this time since, I’ve reposted it to the home page for all the newbies to enjoy. But in 2016, it just doesn’t seem as applicable. Too many things have changed, especially compared to when I first joined the industry.

The technological experience I remember as an underwriter back in 2006 might as well have been the 1700s. From my perspective, here’s how things have changed:

submitting a funding application

small business finance underwriters

Accelerated aging in the industry

underwriting approvals

10 years in sales

being cool in '06

logging in

smoke break

Wall Street Villains

I don’t know about you, but I am afraid to see where we will be in 2026.

Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

Last modified: April 20, 2019
Sean Murray


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    ROC Funding Group

    Broker Fair 2022

    Wynwood Capital Group


    Queen Funding


    Highland Hill Capital


    One Percent Ventures

    Bitty Advance

    Smart Business Funding

    Spartan Capital

    Accord Business Funding

    CFG Merchant Solutions

    Fenix Capital Funding

    Pearl Capital

    Central Diligence Group

    SOS Capital



    Unique Funding Solutions

    Redstone Advance

    Proventure Capital

    Velocity Capital Group



    CAN Capital