Think Your Business is Unbankable? Join our Expert Panel to explore Alternative Financing Options!

By |2017-09-14T11:21:12-07:00January 29th, 2015|

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Our first Google+ Hangout on How to Successfully Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign was, well, a success!

Our next hangout on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. PST will teach you about finding funding online for your business.

Learn What Online Lending Can Do For Your Business

USA Today Senior Small Business Columnist Steve Strauss (@SteveStrauss) will be joined by a panel of online lending experts to offer tips for finding funding online, what your options are, and more. With this live hangout, you’ll be able to hear directly from the experts and you’ll be able to come back and watch a recording of the event anytime you want. This hangout is your all-access pass to information on online lending and it’s completely free, so you don’t want to miss it.

RSVP on our Google+ page and learn more about the expert panel below.

Panel Members

  • David Teichner, Chief Revenue Officer, ForwardLine – For more than 20 years, ForwardLine Chief Revenue Officer David Teichner has played a leadership role in a variety of companies providing products and services to the small business community. Prior to ForwardLine, Mr. Teichner served for more than 10 years as CEO of Channel M, Inc., a provider of in-store digital advertising solutions, until its acquisition by PlayNetwork, Inc. in 2009.  Most recently, Mr. Teichner was CEO of Yowza, a mobile coupon application company, where he led the company’s growth and ultimate acquisition by Spindle, Inc. Mr. Teichner believes that business owners of enterprises large and small share the same goal – to expand and grow in a profitable manner. “Many times, they need a little help to accomplish their goal. Being part of the solution to help small businesses grow is extremely gratifying, and that’s what we do here at ForwardLine.” A native of Miami (Go Dolphins!), he graduated from Tulane University with a BS in marketing.
  • Brett Baris, President, Credibility Capital – Brett Baris co-founded Credibility Capital in 2013 and serves as President. Credibility Capital is a marketplace lender exclusively focused on the financing needs of small businesses.  Mr. Baris is also a partner of IA Capital Group, a New-York based private investment firm, where he has been employed since 1998.  Mr. Baris has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and holds a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.
  • Brock Blake, CEO, Lendio – Brock Blake is the CEO of Lendio, and his passion is to make small business lending simple for the 30 million Main Street businesses across the USA. Thankfully, Lendio is growing rapidly by helping over 100,000 small businesses each year get matched to a lender to start or grow their business. He believes that successful companies: start with passion to solve a major problem, form great teams, and cultivate a superior company culture. Mr. Blake also write weekly about small business financing for, and was the most talked about speaker from AltLend 2014.
  • Jordan MacAvoy, VP of Marketing, Fundbox – As Vice President of Marketing, Jordan MacAvoy manages the company’s go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Fundbox, Mr. MacAvoy spent nearly 6 years at Intuit’s Demandforce, where he was the Director of Business Development, overseeing go-to-market efforts across both emerging and established verticals, including efforts to target the Quickbooks user base. Prior to Intuit and Demandforce, he held both marketing and business development roles at a variety of seed stage and venture backed companies. Mr. MacAvoy is a graduate of Boston University.
  • Kathryn Petralia, Co-founder, Kabbage – Kathryn Petralia has spent the past 20 years working with both startups and established companies focused on credit, payments, technology and ecommerce.  She started Kabbage along with her two co-founders in late 2008, and it has grown from 3 employees and a Power Point to over 80 employees and over 100,000 customers in just over four years.  Kabbage has pioneered the first financial services data platform to provide small businesses financing in fewer than 7 minutes. Kabbage leverages data generated through business activity such as online sales, shipping, business software, checking account, and dozens of other sources to understand performance and deliver fast, flexible funding instantly. Prior to Kabbage, Ms. Petralia was with Revolution Money, an Internet-based credit card startup based in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was Vice President of Strategy. Before Revolution, she was a corporate development executive with CompuCredit Corporation, where she was responsible for entering new markets, product development initiatives, as well as the establishment of multiple strategic alliances. Ms. Petralia was also one of the founders of, a consumer financial services portal whose IP was later sold to CompuCredit and TransUnion. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Furman University.

Do you have any questions you know you want asked from this panel?  

Add them as a comment or let us know on Twitter at @AccessToCapital and we’ll do our best to include them!