© Saskia Uppenkamp
David Haber (Co-Founder, CEO) and Peyton Sherwood (Co-Founder, CTO)

Location: The Smile cafe opened in 2009 in the basement of a 1830s NoHo townhouse. It has a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that has made it favourite haunt for locals. Executive chef Melia Marden overseas a seasonal Mediterranean menu using ingredients from small and local farms. // thesmilenyc.com

Bond Street – Financing small business growth

Founded in 2014
27 employees
Funding $11.5M / 2 rounds

Bond Street is transforming small business lending through technology, data and design. The company was founded on the belief that small business owners are the foundation for growth of the economy, and yet today’s banking system has left them behind. Customers fill out a 10-minute online application and receive a decision within 48 hours of submission. The company provides one to three year term loans from $50,000 to $500,000 range with rates starting at 6%. Bond Street was founded in 2014 by David Haber and Peyton Sherwood.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.