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Co-Founder & CEO @
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9 Investments in 9 Companies
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Jared Hecht is a co-founder and the chief executive officer at Fundera, an online marketplace that matches small business owners to the best possible lender. He started Fundera after his cousin experienced the frustration and lack of transparency of applying for a small business loan. Previously, Jared co-founded GroupMe, a group messaging service that in August 2011 was acquired by Skype, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in October 2011. Prior to GroupMe, he led Business Development at Tumblr where he focused on international expansion and strategic partnerships. Jared currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Entrepreneurship Organization and is an investor and advisor to startups such as Codecademy, SmartThings, and TransferWise. Jared received his BA in Political Science from Columbia University where he served as the publisher and managing director of Inside New York.

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Co-Founder & CEO

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Jun, 2011
Sep, 2013
Co-Founder, Board of Directors
May, 2010
Jun, 2011
Business Development Manager

Investments (9)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2015$8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$560k / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment
Jul, 2013$3M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$8M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$910k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$965k / SeedPersonal Investment

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