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SmartBiz Loans® Makes the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

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Coming off the heels of its Austin, TX expansion, SmartBiz Loans
ranks 313 in the 2018 Inc. 5000 list

SmartBiz Loans, the #1 online SBA loan marketplace, and bank-enabling
technology platform, is pleased to announce that the Company made the
2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America,
ranking 313th. This achievement puts SmartBiz® in rarefied company
delivering a 3-year growth rate of over 1,500%.

"We are incredibly proud and honored to be included in Inc.'s list of
the 5000 fastest growing companies in America," said Evan Singer, CEO of
SmartBiz Loans. "Many small business owners read and respect Inc., and
we're excited to be included with other companies showing such rapid
growth over the past three years. This recognition can help us broaden
our impact so we can help facilitate funding for even more small
businesses."

The companies included on the Inc. 5000 list are creators: they create
companies, they create value, and according to Inc., they create
jobs—more than 650,000 of them over the last three years.

SmartBiz Loans' inclusion on this list comes on top of the company's
rapid expansion in Austin, TX with a new satellite office opened in July
2017. The firm added over 25 employees during the past 12 months in
Austin, and looks to grow the number of employees located there in the
next 18 months more than three-fold.

The firm added over 25 employees during the past 12 months in Austin,
and looks to grow the number of employees located there in the next 18
months. With the Austin expansion, the total number of employees at the
Company grew to well over 100, including employees located at its
headquarters in San Francisco. The Austin office was opened to help
serve small-business owners even better, and to tap into the talented
workforce in the region.

"Austin is a vibrant and entrepreneurial city that aligns closely with
our company culture," said Singer. "As a hub for talented individuals in
tech, finance and sales, our Austin office not only marks our own growth
but helps enable growth for thousands of small businesses who benefit
from SBA loans to fuel their business."

ABOUT SMARTBIZ LOANS®

SmartBiz
Loans
 is a unique combination of an online SBA loan marketplace
and a bank enabling technology platform. The Company's online software
provides the SBA preferred lenders that utilize SmartBiz, customized and
automated origination, underwriting and documentation assistance, making
approval and funding fast and easy for small business owners.

SmartBiz
Advisor
™ is the first, AI-driven online education tool to make
financial insights and analysis provided by a typical CFO available to
small businesses at no cost. With SmartBiz Advisor, small business
owners can learn whether their small business is likely to be approved
for a low-cost SBA loan from SmartBiz bank partners before they
apply, and also monitor the financial health of their business over time.

SmartBiz Loans is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2009
by a team of experienced financial services entrepreneurs with backing
from leading venture capital firms including Venrock, Investor Growth
Capital, First Round Capital, Baseline Ventures, and Uncork Capital.
Learn more at www.smartbizloans.com.

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