The quickly growing crowdfunding market has recently attracted Googleand Google Ventures, which have invested in several direct and peer-to- peer lending platforms. Dealstruck uniquely applies the success of thismodel to secured commercial loans by matching investors with small businesses that have been screened, and by allowing these businesses toaccess affordable capital on rational terms."Small businesses in need of capital are often overlooked by banks andsubject to a one-size-fits-all approach," said Jake Hansen, CEO of ZTelco, a telecommunications equipment and service provider based inSan Diego, CA. "We've watched Congress struggle to find ways to helpcompanies like us grow. Dealstruck is a welcome alternative that got our business the expansion capital we needed quickly by connecting us to people who want to see us thrive. We look forward to growing our business to the next level thanks to Dealstruck, and to providing our individual lenders a great return along the way."Unique to other crowdfunding platforms, Dealstruck is exclusivelyfocused on providing debt to established businesses in amounts up to $1million without reliance on the JOBS Act. The company is committed tomaintaining a high-quality, trusted marketplace that is fair andtransparent for borrowers and investors. Ultimately, Dealstruck transforms small business debt into an asset class that is accessible toinvestors at scale.Dealstruck has raised more than $1.5M in lending capital fromindividual accredited investors, and the company's first loan closed inMay 2013 when 11 individual investors fulfilled a $100,000 loan requestin less than 48 hours.