On Deck Secures Nearly $100 Million In Credit Facility Commitments

August 24
2:47 PM 2012

On Deck (www.ondeckcapital.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, has secured nearly $100 million in new debt commitments, which includes an $80 million credit facility jointly led by Goldman Sachs and Fortress Credit Corp. and $17 million of venture debt loans from SF Capital and Lighthouse Capital Partners. This capital gives On Deck increased lending capacity to further advance its industry-leading working capital solution and empower Main Street businesses to grow their operations.

On Deck has transformed small business lending through its proprietary technology that focuses on business performance rather than personal credit scores, fundamentally changing how small businesses are evaluated and opening the door to millions of healthy small businesses that have historically been unable to access the credit they need to grow. Demand for financing through the On Deck platform has surged, with more than $100 million of loan volume delivered in the last 10 months.

"This financing represents a significant milestone for On Deck and allows us to continue to transform the way small business owners access capital," stated Noah Breslow, chief executive officer, On Deck. "The company's innovative technology and its disruption of traditional credit evaluation models are reshaping the lending landscape. This credit facility further supports our growth trajectory and allows us to continue to create greater access to capital and transform the way this money is deployed to Main Street."

This new credit facility and its increased capacity will allow On Deck to continue to lead economic recovery by triggering job growth and bolstering small business health nationwide.

"This new financing marks yet another major milestone for On Deck and will allow us to continue opening up the extremely underserved Main Street business market segment with our proprietary lending platform," added Howard Katzenberg, chief financial officer, On Deck.

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