ApplePie Capital Blog

Apr 4, 2017  |  Erin Hobey

ApplePie Capital CEO & Co-Founder Denise Thomas Makes Marketplace Lending Success Look Easy

Erin Hobey of Crowfund Insider interviews our CEO and Co-Founder Denise Thomas on the future vision of ApplePie, fundraising, what it has taken to build the company and what it will take to transform financing for the franchise industry.

Mar 9, 2017

ApplePie wins Emerging Small Business Lending Platform at LendIt USA 2017

At this year's LendIt conference, ApplePie was honored to receive the award for Emerging Small Business Lending Platform, awarded to the young company that has demonstrated the greatest potential to impact the future of small business lending.

LendIt's, the world's biggest show in lending and fintech, which took place March 6-7 at Javits Center in New York City, nominated 78 companies for 14 awards at the first annual LendIt Industry Awards. Over 30 industry experts were appointed to judge.

Jan 13, 2017  |  Peter Renton

Lend Academy Podcast: Denise Thomas of ApplePie Capital

The founder of ApplePie talks about the opportunity of franchise financing, how they were able to sign some big name investors and more.

Dec 12, 2016

ApplePie Increases Investor Protections with ApplePie Trust

ApplePie is pleased to announce the creation of ApplePie Trust, a Delaware statutory trust that serves as the new issuer of our franchise loan notes (the “ApplePie Trust Notes”). This trust structure is specifically designed to enhance investor protections and is modeled on similar trust structures used by other online lenders and publicly-registered companies.

Sep 13, 2016

ApplePie Celebrates Franchising's Most Innovative Community Support Programs

The ApplePie team joined as sponsors at IFA's 2nd Annual Franchising Gives Back Celebration and Awards Dinner. Franchising Gives Back recognizes and encourages the charitable acts and exemplary leadership demonstrated by franchisors, franchisees and suppliers in their local communities. The event honors franchise businesses for the best, most innovative charitable and community support programs across the country.

Sep 8, 2016  |  Jenny Lefcourt - Forbes

Why Denise Thomas Of Apple Pie Capital Was Ready To Lead

We've recently been featured in Forbes. In this exclusive interview, Our CEO and Co-Founder, Denise Thomas speaks about what drives her and why she started ApplePie Capital.

Denise Thomas has never shied away from a challenge. It does not take more than a minute after meeting this woman to recognize how confident, impressive, smart, hard-working and fun she is. Nobody would mistake her success for luck.

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Jul 29, 2016

Webinar Replay: Self Directed IRAs: Investing in Franchise Debt and Alternative Assets with Tax Advantaged Funds

In this special investor webinar, ApplePie Head of Marketing John Neff and Clay Malcolm from New Direction IRA will walk you through the benefits of self directed IRAs.

Jul 25, 2016

Making of ApplePie Capital

In this video, our CEO and Co-Founder, Denise Thomas discusses the company's vision of helping franchise entrepreneurs while baking an apple pie, enjoy!

Coming soon... the recipe revealed, stay tuned.

Apr 4, 2016

ApplePie CEO Denise Thomas connects at Biz Journal's 'Mentoring Monday'

Biz Journal's 'Mentoring Monday' is an annual event where over 8,600 women attend to learn from 1,700 mentors in speed dating style sessions. This year, our CEO Denise Thomas participated in her local event in San Francisco.

Mar 29, 2016  |  Denise Thomas

Why invest in franchise debt? Our CEO explains - Webinar Replay

Check out P2BI's March 25th webinar, in which ApplePie CEO Denise Thomas has a conversation with P2Binvestor CEO Krista Morgan. They talk about marketplace lending in a franchise context, how investors should analyze franchise debt investments, the importance of the franchise brand, and borrower-related topics.