Introducer, Australia’s only after hours supported business loans marketplace today announced it has been selected alongside Driverli as one of two startups to receive $10,000 funding from Catalysr based on their effort and progress in the 2019 cohort.
This milestone is a major move for Introducer on its mission to cut down loan comparison time for small business owners by comparing more than 30 finance products from 20 plus business loan lenders in Australia, and presenting applicants with a short list of pre-approved loans.
Catalysr, an award-winning pre-accelerator for early stage startups, chose Introducer.com.au to be part of their 3-month long intensive entrepreneurship programme, primarily aimed at helping high-performing migrant and refugee entrepreneurs build their own tech startup.
Throughout the program Introducer worked closely with mentors from Catalysr to refine the business plan, product offering and market focus – successfully proving the market demand for Introducer.com.au and facilitating over $1.3 million for businesses to help them grow and thrive.
What does this mean for Introducer?
“Catalysr’s program helped us to stay focused on the business, and take massive action on the most important parts of the business. The weekly sessions and community events helped us to grow faster,” says Don Hesh, CEO of Introducer.
“Business owners simply don’t have time to hand sift through 50 + potential loans. We help business owners save time sifting through the fine print, personally consulting with each business owner to find and recommend the best match for their needs, negotiating pre approval for a short list of loans, and putting the power of choice back in the business owners’ hands.”
“We have some very exciting growth avenues on the horizon where we will be launching partner channels, white label solutions, and expand into New Zealand to help the small business community there, too.”
This news comes in the wake of many recent initiatives and accomplishments of the company, including:
- Launching Australia’s first tech-enabled, human facing lending comparison platform
- Helping small business grow by facilitating over $1.3 m dollars in small business loans in 10 months
- Launching Text after 5 loan concierge service to support business owners at the time that suits them
“We’ve noticed most of our enquiries are received between 5PM and 9pm. By extending our SMS, web chat and email communications services until 10pm weeknights, we are aiming to provide unbeatable service to small business owners at a time that suits them.”