Lendistry was started because our diverse team of founders spent their careers witnessing the barriers that make it too hard for most small business owners to get the loans they need to purchase inventory, open a new location, or bring in some extra cash to support their day-to-day operations.
Lendistry was founded in 2015 to open doors and give small business owners a fair chance at getting the funds they need without resorting to predatory lenders.
What does access to capital look like?
At Lendistry, it’s:
Responsible terms in low, medium and high amounts, because your capital needs don’t end after the first loan
An online application that’s easy to complete anytime, anywhere, because coming to a branch isn’t an option for every business owner
A different approach to making lending decisions, because every business is different, and they all deserve a fair chance to grow
Everett K. Sands Speaks at Town Hall Meeting with Congresswoman Maxine Waters About Access to Affordable Banking Products
Access to capital means access to options. Access to opportunity.
Access to professionals who are driven to help underserved business owners and communities succeed.
This belief has led Lendistry to become the largest minority-led deployer of capital in the nation.
Small business loans and grants
as of 2/1/24
Small business supported
as of 2/1/24
“It’s great when you have funds that are…investing in your future.”
— Lorena Cantarovici, Maria Empanada
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The Center by Lendistry is a nonprofit strategic partner to Lendistry that supports diverse small businesses through education, technical assistance, and access to competitive financing. Find out more.