Jared Hecht, CEO and Cofounder, Fundera
Jared Hecht is cofounder and CEO of Fundera, a simple business-loan platform that makes lenders compete for business. Fundera has completed three funding rounds totaling nearly $15M with investments coming from prominent venture firms such as First Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Lerer Hippeau Ventrures, and Box Group.
Hecht previously founded group-messaging service GroupMe, the startup was inspired by a project at a Hackathon. In a year (actually 370 days) after its launch, GroupMe went on to be acquired by Skype for a reported $80M in total compensation.
Hecht has been an active angel investor with investments in notable companies such as Flatiron Health, AngelList, SweetGreen, Transferwise, and Poptip.
Image credit: Jared Hecht via LinkedIn