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Bento For Business In The Press

September 10, 2019 – Plugging leaks: Bento for Business uses tech to help clients streamline payments (Bank Innovation)

September 5, 2019 –  SMB Spend Management Revs Up For A New Decade (PYMNTS.com)

September 5, 2019 – Paper Just Doesn’t Cut It Anymore. Bento’s Helping SMBs Go Paperless With Payments (Built In Chicago – Insider Spotlight)

August 2019 – Bento for Business named finalist for Best SMB/SME Banking Solution; CEO Farhan Ahmad named finalist for Innovator of the Year (Finovate Awards)

August 28, 2019 – Spend Solutions That Drive Delivery’s Last Mile (PYMNTS.com)

August 26, 2019 – Changing The Conversation: From Spend Management To Margin Improvement (PYMNTS.com)

August 19, 2019 – Can Email Change The Payments Game For SMBs? (PYMNTS.com)

August 14, 2019 – Bento Launches Email-Powered B2B Invoices (PYMNTS.com)

August 13, 2019 – Bento for Business and Dwolla Partner to Launch Bento Pay: Sending Payments to an Email Address (Dwolla)

June 12, 2019 – Bento for Business Goes After Checks With Bento Pay (Forbes)

June 12, 2019 – Bento Unveils Venmo Style Digital Payment Solution for SMEs (Finovate)

June 12, 2019 – Bento for Business adds ‘Zelle-like’ service for B2B payments (Bank Innovation)

June 12, 2019 – Bento Pay To Give Small Businesses A Venmo-Like Solution (Benzinga)

June 12, 2019 – Bento Introduces Digital Payment Solution For SMBs (PYMNTS.com)

June 12, 2019 – Bento to launch P2P-style payments for businesses (PaymentsSource)

June 12, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business to Simplify B2B Payments with Bento Pay (Business Wire)

May 31, 2019 – Bento for Business Hires on Two C-Level Appointees (Finovate)

May 30, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Expands Leadership Team with Key Executive Hires; Appointments Follow Record Year of Growth (Bento for Business)

May 7, 2019 – PODCAST: Bento’s Farhan Ahmad: We want to make it very easy for SMBs to replace checks (Tearsheet Podcast with Zach Miller)

Apr 12, 2019 – PODCAST: Why Farhan Ahmad Is Wanting To Lend A Hand To SMBs (Benzinga | Fintech Focus Podcast with Spencer Israel)

Apr 4, 2019 – Bento for Business and Visa Team Up on Cash Flow for SMBs (Bank Innovation)

Apr 4, 2019 – Bento for Business Partners with Visa (Finovate)

Apr 3, 2019 – FinTech is Changing Small Business Banking for the Better (Nasdaq | TradeTalks with Jill Malandrino)

Apr 3, 2019 – Bento For Business Taps Visa For Small Business Cash Flow (PYMNTS.com)

Apr 3, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business and Visa to Help Optimize Cash Flow for Small and Midsize Businesses (Business Wire)

Apr 2, 2019 – Intuit Developer Spotlight: Bento for Business(Intuit Developer)

Mar 6, 2019 – Bento for Business: Instantly Control and Track Employee Expenses From Anywhere(Intuit | Firm of the Future)

Feb 12, 2019 – Small Businesses Are The Next Wave Of Fintech Focus (Forbes)

Feb 7, 2019 – MEDIA: TV Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Farhan Ahmad (tastytrade | Bootstrapping America)

Jan 29, 2019 – PODCAST: Co-Founder and CEO Farhan Ahmad on how Bento is building a modular fintech platform for underserved SMBs (“Bank On It” Podcast with John Siracusa)

Jan 10, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Named a Best Company to Work For in Chicago (Business Wire)

Jan 10, 2019 – IT Pros Should Use Virtual Credit Cards, Not Just Accounts Payable (PCMag)

Jan 8, 2019 – PODCAST: Co-Founder and CEO Farhan Ahmad — Focus on People (Wall Street Oasis | “Moving Up” Podcast with Alex Grodnik)

Oct 17, 2018 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento For Business Partners With Cast & Crew To Reimagine Digital Expense Management For Entertainment Industry (Bento for Business)

Oct 9, 2018 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Appoints Billtrust’s Flint Lane to Board of Directors (Bento for Business)

Jul 20, 2018 – Chicago Startup Helps Small Businesses Save Big Money (Lendio)

Jun 29, 2018 – Financial startup raises $9 million (Crain’s Chicago Business)

Jun 28, 2018 – Bento for Business Raises $9 Million in New Funding (Finovate)

Jun 28, 2018 – Edison Partners Leads $9 Million Growth Investment in Bento for Business (Edison Partners)

Jun 28, 2018 – Bento for Business: Setting the New Standard for a Modern Business Financial Experience (MissionOG)

Jun 28, 2018 – Bento raises $9M to help small businesses save more money (Built In Chicago)

Jun 28, 2018 – Bento for Business Raises $9M to Help Companies Manage Employee Expenses (American Inno)

Jun 28, 2018 – Financial Management Company Bento For Business Raises $9M (PYMNTS.com)

Jun 28, 2018 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Secures $9.0 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth (Business Wire)

Jun 28, 2018 – Fintech Company Bento for Business Secures $9M in Funding (FinSMEs.com)

May 7, 2018 – 7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of (Inc.com)

Mar 20, 2018 – Bento Prepaid Debit Cards Limit Where and When Spending Takes Place (CardRates.com)

Mar 19, 2018 – Expense control made simple: Use Bento for Business with Transaction Pro Importer (Transaction Pro for QuickBooks)

Mar 1, 2018 – PRESS RELEASE: Is Your Business at Risk of Employee Fraud? Find out with Bento’s 2-Minute Fraud Risk Calculator (Business Wire)

Feb 6, 2018 – Startup Challenger Banks with Small Business Focus (Finovate)

Feb 6, 2018 – 7 Startups That Are Working to Help Small Businesses (Fundera)

Dec 14, 2017 – Bento for Business launches a new product with bank transfers enabled by Dwolla’s API (Dwolla)

Dec 12, 2017 – Going cashless: Should small business clients do it? (Accounting Today)

Dec 11, 2017 – How To Gain Total Control Over Employee Expense Management (Stéphanie McGuirt LLC)

Nov 30, 2017 – QBOchat Live at QBConnect (QBOChat)

Nov 29, 2017 – 11 Strategies to Help You Win & Keep Accounting Clients (Accounting Web)

Nov 13, 2017 – #RecipeForSuccess: Southern-Fried Relationships (Intuit Firm of the Future)

Nov 11, 2017 – Best Business Prepaid Cards 2018: Netspend vs. PEX vs. Bento (FitSmallBusiness)

Oct 31, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Establishes Chicago Office, Adding to Growing Fintech Ecosystem (Nasdaq GlobeNewswire)

Oct 24, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento For Business Delivers The Future Of Small Business Banking (Bento for Business)

Oct 24, 2017 – Bento for Business opens APIs, partners with The Bancorp and launches new products (Banking Technology)

Oct 23, 2017 – My 10 Favorite Apps: Week 4 – Bento for Business (Insightful Accountant)

Sep 22, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE: Brink’s Partners with Bento for Business to Transform Employee Spending and Expense Management (Bento for Business)

Sep 21, 2017 – Bento for Business Names Jeff Pomeroy VP of Product (Paybefore)

Sep 21, 2017 – Brink’s White-Labels Startup’s SME Payment & Expense Solution (Business Travel News)

Sep 15, 2017 – SMB Expense Management Provider Bento Snags Major Partnership with The Brink’s Company (Bank Innovation)

Sep 15, 2017 – Digital currency—and not talking crypto (Banking Exchange)

Sep 5, 2017 – 3 ways CIOs can save money by capturing more data (CIO)
Jun 8, 2017 – One-Size-Fits-All Compliance Programs Are a Risk for SMEs and Startups (FOX 8 WVUE)

Jun 6, 2017 – This Tech Startup Helps Companies Manage Employee Expenses In Real-Time (Forbes)

Apr 26, 2017 – Bento wins Startup of the Year award by Paybefore (Paybefore)

Apr 25, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE: i2c And Bento Partner To Deliver Full-Featured Prepaid Business Debit Card Solution (Bento for Business)

Apr 19, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Welcomes Lou Friedmann as Chief Revenue Officer (Bento for Business)

Mar 22, 2017 – PRESS RELEASE: Leading Compliance and FinTech Speakers Announced for COMPLY2017 (PRWeb Sitemap)

Mar 21, 2017 – This startup gives small businesses more control over company cards (Built in Chicago)

Feb 16, 2017 – Future Of Fintech 2016 Startups: Where Are They Now? (Venture Capital Database)

Feb 9, 2017 – How Bento used an ACH API to build its flagship product (Dwolla)

Jul 25, 2016 – 2016: Here’s What’s Next For VCs And Startups (Mattermark)

Jun 10, 2016 – Bento for Business Banks $7 Million in New Investment (finovate.com)

Jun 10, 2016 – FinTech Startup Bento for Business Closes $7M Series A Financing Round led by Comcast Ventures (bobsguide.com)

Jun 10, 2016 – Venture Capital Database 2016 Now Available! (Venture Capital News)

Jun 9, 2016 – FinTech Startup Bento for Business Closes $7M Series A Financing Round Led by Comcast Ventures (4-traders.com)

Jun 9, 2016 – PRESS RELEASE: FinTech Startup Bento for Business Closes $7M Series A Financing Round Led by Comcast Ventures (PRNewswire All)

Jun 9, 2016 – Bento for Business Raises $7M Series A for Small-Business Expense Management (WSJ – ATD)

Jan 26, 2016 – How APIs, Analytics, and Algorithms are Transforming Finance: Q and A with Sean Anderson, Chief Product Officer & Founder, Bento for Business (Medium)

Nov 26, 2015 – Bento for Business helps plug the credit leaks (banklesstimes.com)

May 6, 2015 – Why Bento Goes Where No SMB Solution Has Gone Before (PYMNTS.com)

Mar 31, 2015 – Bento for Business launches prepaid commercial MasterCard (FleetOwner)

Mar 25, 2015 – PRESS RELEASE: Bento for Business Launches Prepaid Commercial MasterCard Solution Built Specifically for Small Businesses (Marketwired)

Mar 25, 2015 – A Corporate Card Just For Small Businesses (Forbes)

Feb 11, 2015 – Bento for Business Closes $2.5M Seed (vcnewsdaily.com)

Feb 11, 2015 – Term Sheet — Wednesday, February 11 (Fortune)

Feb 11, 2015 – Tech Startup Bento for Business Closes $2.5M Seed Financing Round (Yahoo Finance)