Boston Business Journal Names Forward Financing a Middle Market Leader

March 21, 2024 | Company News

March 21, 2024 — Forward Financing has been named #15 on the Boston Business Journal’s Middle Market Leader list. This is the second consecutive year Forward has been recognized as a Middle Market Leader. The list ranks the 50 highest-growth middle-market companies in Massachusetts and includes both private and public companies in a variety of industries.

To qualify, companies must report annual revenue between $25 million and $1 billion. The BBJ ranks firms using a weighted final score that incorporates three-year growth and a company’s total revenue.

“We’re thrilled to once again be named on BBJ’s prestigious Middle Market Leader list. It’s an honor to be recognized with the other dynamic, growing companies named on the list,” says Justin Bakes, co-founder and CEO of Forward Financing. “I also want to thank our incredible team for all they did to help us get to where we are today!”

About the Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal is the region’s premier business media organization, one of 44 markets owned by American City Business Journals, providing exclusive, in-depth coverage of business news from a local, regional and national perspective each week.

About Forward Financing

Forward Financing is a Boston-based financial technology company that provides fast, flexible capital to small businesses nationwide that have been long underserved by traditional financing options. Forward offers revenue-based financing – delivering an upfront sum of working capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of the business’s future revenue. By simplifying the requirements, streamlining the process, and using advanced proprietary technology, Forward is able to deliver approvals within minutes and funding within hours — giving more businesses the financial opportunity they need to thrive. Plus, with their dedicated teams and award-winning service, customers get personalized support when they need it most.

Since 2012, Forward has expanded Main Street’s access to capital by providing over $2.4 billion in funding to more than 55,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, with an Excellent / 4.8 stars rating on Forward is also recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston, certified as a Great Place to Work®, and is committed to helping their people and the small businesses they serve to achieve their full potential.