FinovateSpring 2010 / Cortera

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How they describe themselves: Cortera is an online source for commercial credit information and financial intelligence on over 20 million businesses of every size. The company has a 15-year track record of providing comprehensive data and innovative tools to credit and finance professionals at the most affordable prices in the industry. In 2009, Cortera created the first online community enabling everyone – from both small businesses to large organizations – to monitor, rate and exchange comments on the payment performance of virtually any business in real time.

What they think makes them better: In 2009, Cortera launched a community-based alternative to business credit reporting, combining credit data with social reviews and ratings. Building on this foundation, Cortera is now introducing hyper-local, industry or project based networks – groups with shared suppliers and trading partners – where people can share payment experiences. Cortera Circles brings the tried-and-true concept of local or industry-based credit groups to the web and to businesses historically excluded from network-based financial transparency. This introduces a focused wealth of information not available through current social networking groups or message boards, while delivering dynamic, real-time information not available through today’s credit bureaus.


Sales: Jeff Braunstein, VP of Sales, 561-226-9032,
Press: Alex Coté, VP of Marketing, 857-403-1370,,
Patrick Rafter, Valuecasters, 617-901-2697,

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