George Cook is the co-founder and CEO of Honeycomb Credit, a debt crowdfunding website that allows locally owned small businesses to borrow from their own loyal customers and fans. George is a sixth-generation community banker, his family has been running a community bank in rural Appalachia for more than 130 years. Prior to founding Honeycomb Credit and in addition to his community banking experience, George worked for TransUnion and ZestAI to develop state-of-the-art tools to help lenders use data analytics to more quickly and fairly extend credit. George holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from George Washington University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. At this difficult time, Honeycomb has responded to community need by offering crowdfunded relief loans.
As the economic shutdown continues, businesses are looking for funding to stay afloat. Federally funded programs have dried up, and public health concerns seem likely to prolong the economic shutdown. Thus, it’s important to use...
April 20, 2020