Bluevine, a fintech that provides financing to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced Jan. 9 its official new company headquarters in Jersey City.
In a press release, Bluevine said moving its base to Jersey City adds to the innovative growth plan for the Garden State business landscape, while expanding its own office space.
The company – which previously designated Redwood City, Calif., as its corporate headquarters – said this announcement, combined with other recent office expansions around the globe, gives it an opportunity to source world-class talent. Additionally, the Jersey City hub enables access to financial markets and offers room for further expansion.
“With record numbers of new businesses forming each day, Bluevine is poised to support new and seasoned business owners throughout their entrepreneurial journeys with full-stack financial services and industry-leading perks and customer service,” said Eyal Lifshitz, CEO and founder of Bluevine, in a statement. “I’m so proud of what of our team has accomplished thus far, and look forward to this next phase of growth with fresh talent in new cities. Our HQ in Jersey City serves as our new hub to lead global operations.”
Working with Rutgers
In addition to the move, Bluevine on Monday announced a partnership with Rutgers University, which includes internships for students seeking opportunities in the fintech space.
Bluevine says the effort is aimed at keeping future tech talent here in the Garden State.
On Jan. 10, Bluevine will host a breakfast roundtable event with customers, political leaders, community stakeholders and and local small business owners, moderated by Lifshitz, to discuss the small business landscape, to learn challenges they are facing, and to share advice.
The event will also feature New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.