Award reflects company-wide commitment to collaboration at every level

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBiz®, the leading AI-powered financing platform for small businesses, has been named one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. This is the fourth year SmartBiz Loans has earned this distinction.

Companies from across the United States entered a two-part survey process to determine Arizent’s Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. The scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and analyzed the data.

“This award confirms that our employees value the culture we have put in place and continue to evolve,” said Omer Cohen, SmartBiz Chief People Officer. “Over the past year, we’ve launched and evolved programs that span manager training, company-wide learning and development offerings, career mobility paths, rewards and employee benefits. We’ve worked hard to create connections and camaraderie in a remote, flexible work environment as we scale the company.”

This annual awards program launched in 2017 and is a project of Arizent and Best Companies group. It is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the financial technology industry. To be considered, companies must provide technology products, services or solutions that enable the delivery of financial services. Companies must also have been in business for at least one full year and employ at least 15 people in the U.S.

“Best Places to Work in Financial Technology offers a look at fintechs that lead the pack in areas like human resources policies, perks and culture, which can help people understand which companies might be a fit for them,” said Penny Crosman, executive editor, technology at American Banker.


SmartBiz is the leading AI-powered small business financing platform equipping entrepreneurs with access to the right capital at the right time. To date, SmartBiz has connected borrowers with more than $9 billion in funding while increasing efficiency for its network of banks and trusted lending partners. More than 230,000 entrepreneurs have utilized SmartBiz to access the funding they need to grow, with 60% of loans made to minority, women or veteran-owned businesses. SmartBiz was named the Top Small Business Lending Platform by LendIt Fintech® in 2022 for excellence in keeping the economy running through successful loan performance, volume, growth, product diversity and innovation.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, SmartBiz is backed by Venrock®, Investor Growth Capital®, First Round Capital®, Baseline Ventures® and Uncork Capital®. Learn more about SmartBiz at:


Omer Cohen

Chief People Officer