BlueVine, a small business alternative lending company, has just secured a $75 million line of warehouse financing credit. The funds come from Fortress Credit Corp. and/or funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group.
The company will use the cash to help meet the financing needs of small business owners. This includes expanding Flex Credit, the company’s line of credit financing solution. Ana Sirbu, BlueVine’s vice president of finance and capital markets, says it will help the company to “accelerate into [its] next stage of growth.”
BlueVine launched Flex Credit in April of 2016 to expand beyond invoice factoring by offering businesses a revolving line of credit for which they can be approved within 24 hours. The company’s flagship offering is invoice factoring, which allows companies to turn in unpaid invoices in exchange for working capital to smooth out their cashflow. The credit line ranges from $20,000 to $2 million.
In 2016, BlueVine funded around $200 million in working capital for SMBs. The company anticipates it will fund about $500 million this year. In December of last year, the company closed on $49 million in funding to fuel product expansion. Prior to that, BlueVine was dubbed Best B2B Factoring Service by Business News Daily. The company’s CEO Eyal Lifshitz, along with CTO Nir Klar, CRO Moti Shatner, and VP of Operations Edward Castaño debuted BlueVine at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.