Building the Lender of First Resort

The promise of the tech industry (and fintech in general) is that with software, automation, and people, we can build products at scale for millions of sellers with one dollar. In The Unbanking of America, Lisa Servon argues that most traditional financial institutions shun unbanked populations because they're not worth their time or business. On the other hand, current alternative financial institutions such as check cashiers and payday lenders offer products to these folks, but at a very high cost: "Banks want one customer with a million dollars," the owner of one check-cashing chain tells her. "Check cashers like us want a million customers with one dollar." At Sakura, we're building what we call the Lender of First Resort: we want to be a small business owner's first port of call when they need a starter loan or line of credit to get their business off the ground. We want to provide these financial services at a fair, honest, and transparent price.

If you're interested in helping out with our mission, apply below! If you don't see anything specific to your background, but you're still interested, send an e-mail to

Benefits and Perks

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Best-in-class, fully covered Anthem Blue Cross Platinum HMO and PPO plans for all employees (spouses and dependents included). Fully covered Beam Dental and Vision VSP insurance.

401k Plan

Option to contribute to employer-sponsored 401k retirement fund. Sakura will match up to 4% a year!

Flexible Vacation

There is no PTO, but rather a flexible vacation policy (i.e. just take time off if you're sick, or if you need the break!) Employees are encourage to take one week per quarter off.


Monthly subsidy for gym memberships, and fitness classes!


Monthly subsidy for transportation to and from the office.


Monthly subsidy and reimbursement for books, web courses, conferences, and resources that you find useful for your professional or personal development.

Charity Matching

Sakura will match donations to your favorite choice of charities, annually.


We're a small startup, so if we're missing anything, let us know! We're pretty flexible.

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