Did you catch us this month in Spokane, WA, Morristown, NJ, or on your favorite podcast? If you missed us, catch up below. Here’s the latest news from Fundbox from the last few weeks.
Fundbox Sponsors 2018 NAWBO Women’s Business Conference
This year marks the 30th anniversary of H.R. 5050, also known as the Women’s Business Ownership Act, the groundbreaking legislation that changed the way women’s businesses are counted in the United States and removed significant barriers to financial access for women. Fundbox is a proud sponsor of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the powerhouse group of female leaders and entrepreneurial advocates without whom it would not have been possible.
Founded in 1975, NAWBO members have worked to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs through public policy advocacy and change. The theme of this year’s NAWBO Women’s Business Conference was “Work Well, Live Well.” The Fundbox team was there to support and engage with hundreds of inspiring female business leaders. Thanks NAWBO!
Fundbox Goes to ProfitCON 2018
Also this month, Fundbox is a proud sponsor of the Profit First Professional’s Global Conference 2018 in New Jersey.
ProfitCON is an event where entrepreneurs master methods to grow and improve their business, network with one another, and learn tactics to handle the challenges along the way.
Curious about ProfitCON? Here’s a video from the 2017 ProfitCON event.
Forbes: Do Consumers Still Want a Human Touch From Banks?
In his latest byline article for Forbes, Fundbox Chief Business Officer Sebastian Rymarz asks: do consumers want a human touch from their banks? How do we know? And how can we in the financial industry use this knowledge to serve people better?
In the article, he points out: “Research indicates that U.S. banking customers want convenience when it comes to financial matters. One indicator of this is what I believe to be an increasing reliance on mobile to conduct business.”
However, technology is “not a cure-all for what consumers want” and Rymarz strongly believes that people do still want a human touch and personal attention from their financial institutions.
Podcast: How Fundbox Uses AI and Humans to Deliver a Great Customer Experience
In this episode of the Social Business Engine podcast, Fundbox head of sales Basile Senesi talks about how we use artificial intelligence to help connect business owners with credit, while providing an excellent customer experience with a human touch.
Fairygodboss of the Week: Rose Zhong
Last month, our VP of Finance Rose Zhong was featured on FairyGodBoss as the FairyGodBoss of the week. FairyGodBoss is a hub for jobs, advice, and news for modern women seeking professional development and career success.
Rose joined Fundbox in part because she wanted to work on “real-world problems” and work with diverse teams. Today she’s doing exactly that as the leader of our Finance department.
In this Q&A with FairyGodBoss, she talks about her career, her background (which includes stints at Apple and Uber), and her advice for other women seeking to build a mission-driven career.
Announcement: Fundbox Joins the ILPA
The Innovative Lending Platform Association announced the addition of several new members this month, including Fundbox, 6th Avenue Capital, and BlueVine. The ILPA consists of the nation’s leading online small business lending platforms, and Fundbox is proud to be a member.
“Our mission at Fundbox is to simplify and improve the way businesses pay and are paid,” said Fundbox CEO and founder, Eyal Shinar. “By joining ILPA, we can work together to educate policymakers on how new financial technologies and products are unlocking opportunities for small businesses and the customers they serve. In addition, our membership in ILPA reinforces Fundbox’s commitment to transparency and best practices related to small business credit and payments.”
According to an official announcement, ILPA member companies have provided more than $18 billion in capital to some 500,000 small businesses while providing clear and transparent lending disclosures to inform financing decisions.