About ApplePie Capital
Headquartered in San Francisco, ApplePie Capital is a marketplace lender that provides a fresh new approach to franchise financing. The franchise loan marketplace enables franchise entrepreneurs to efficiently access the capital they need to start or expand their businesses. This previously difficult-to-access asset class of franchise loan investments offers investors the ability to earn attractive risk-adjusted returns with the brands they know and trust. ApplePie Capital believes in the power of the franchise industry to create economic growth and jobs, and is committed to fueling that growth by bringing market participants together in a whole new way.
About Denise Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder
Denise founded ApplePie Capital to create a new, more efficient source of capital for franchise businesses. Denise has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in business and market strategy development. Her public and private company expertise spans the financial services, technology, healthcare, hospitality and online services industries, and she has led companies backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital.
Denise has founded three other companies, and held executive and management positions with SharesPost, Healthiest You, Navigenics, LesConcierges, OffRoad Capital, Onyx Microcomputer, Post Communications, Kao Infosystems, and National Semiconductor. She has been a guest lecturer at both the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
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