We're here to help every entrepreneur push the world forward.

Startups and founders have shaped America's economic landscape for the better. We're committed to helping all 30 million+ businesses in the US get back what they're owed so they can keep pushing us forward.

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Doug
Ludlow

Co-Founder & CEO
I grew up in Modesto, an agricultural town in Central California. Despite Modesto city’s proximity to Silicon Valley, the city is almost entirely cut off from the technology industry, the economic engine of the 21st century. I helped start MainStreet in part to help bring back good jobs, and upward mobility to the people living in my hometown.
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Dan
Lindquist

Co-Founder & CPO
Seeing the economic changes in American society and their effects on the evolution of both rural and urban environments really impacted me. Living in the Bay Area, watching it become unlivable & expensive while smaller Rust Belt cities were hollowed out, made me want to do something to reverse these trends. I started MainStreet with Doug and Daniel to try to reinvigorate smaller cities by connecting them to the 21st century economy.
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Daniel
Griffin

Co-Founder & CTO
Not everybody should have to uproot their lives to San Francisco, New York, or Los Angeles for the privilege of having a job. I joined Dan and Doug to start MainStreet because it shouldn’t be impossible for engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs to build their lives where they want.
Althea

Althea
Smith

Sr. Software Engineer
I started my career with a political science background working on community development issues, from teaching in the Ecuadorian rainforest to interning for a US Senator. From there I jumped into tech, learning Python and cofounding startups in ed tech and sustainability. At MainStreet, I get to put all my experience into one role — it's magical.
Josh-Ip

Josh
Ip

Software Engineer
This product is a no-brainer for every founder. I first used MainStreet as a customer – the idea that a company can sign up in minutes, get automatically qualified against thousands of credits, and get tens of thousands of dollars wired to their account instantly is electric. We’re building a product that’s going to help small businesses for decades to come.
Kelly

Kelly
Mallon

Operations
I joined MainStreet because I was drawn to the team's vision of creating positive economic impact for small businesses across the nation. It's an amazing feeling to come into work each day with a team who is energized by seeing the small guys win.
Rohun-Vora

Rohun
Vora

Growth
My first day at MainStreet, I onboarded a startup & helped them save $45K in literally 15 minutes. When I saw the look of joy on their face, I knew that MainStreet would be a place where I could actually help make a positive impact on tens of thousands of hard-working entrepreneurs' lives.
Drew

Drew
Ludlow

Public Affairs
I believe in MainStreet’s vision to extend the success of Silicon Valley to startups, communities, and workers all over the country (and soon, the world). I’ve worked with Doug first-hand before – I joined because I’m confident in his ability to lead the team into incredible success.
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Matt
Vaznaian

Sr. Software Engineer
I was excited to help design the early stages of the technical stack and engineering culture at MainStreet and support our 1000's of startups and SMBs across the country. Doug's expertise and passion is contagious – I knew joining MainStreet was the right decision to work on real problems for real people.
Jake

Jake
Bernstein

Sales Manager
LinkedIn taught me two very important lessons — relationships matter and to find a mission driven company you believe in. I’m invested in our mission and working alongside people I respect. This energizes me to constantly be a better version of myself, for the company, and for our customers. MainStreet was founded with a simple underlying question — “How do you create jobs and opportunity in suburban and rural America”? The task at hand, is to now execute and realize the vision we’ve laid out.
Ryan

Ryan
Vertelney

Customer Success Manager
I love the challenge of working at an early-stage startup. Chris, Reid, Jake – the people I work with every day feel closer to teammates than they are coworkers – after meeting the MainStreet team during the interview process, I knew I’d learn more from the people than anywhere else.
Nick-Abouzeid

Nick
Abouzeid

Head of Marketing
Between Product Hunt and Shrug Capital, I've looked at thousands of startups – MainStreet was the first that really is a no-brainer for everybody. Companies get cash, and governments can incentivize the exact types of behavior they've been trying to for years. I'm just lucky I get to help tell this story to the rest of the world.
Katie

Katie
Redmond

Product Manager
I loved my time at Google helping small business owners navigate the challenges of getting their businesses online so they can grow. I’m deeply inspired by MainStreet’s mission to drive economic opportunities for small businesses at scale. The energy and momentum of MainStreet right now is infectious - I knew I had to jump on board now to avoid missing out on this incredible opportunity to shape a fast growing company.
Vlad

Vlad
Georgescu

Head of Design
At Gusto, I saw first-hand how difficult it is to run a small business in the US. I joined MainStreet to continue to help small business owners and their employees navigate a challenging system. Government credits and incentives shouldn’t be complicated to understand — this is a great opportunity for our design team to bring beautiful, delightful experiences to our customers and make their lives a bit easier.
Eli_ready

Eli
Siskind

Sr. Software Engineer
Two things attracted me to MainStreet: the mission, and the people. The work I do every day directly leads to hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the pockets of founders – everybody's love for the product shines through in the final product and customer experience. It's fun to be proud of what we are creating.
Moses

Moses
Francis

Account Executive
I've experienced firsthand how difficult it is to build and operate SMBs & startups - I joined Mainstreet because navigating tax credits that you are owed should not add another layer of complexity that operators & founders have to deal with.
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Adam
Lipsey

Business Analyst
I joined MainStreet to help startups and their communities grow together. My first internship during Brown was at a local newspaper in LaGrange – a small post-industrial city in Missouri. There, I recognized that thriving in a high-tech, global economy is difficult in the best of times – I’m here at MainStreet to help entrepreneurs and founders create meaningful work without leaving the communities they know and love.
Chris-Hohorst

Chris
Hohorst

VP of Sales
Small businesses provide the best opportunities for people to find meaning and dignity in their work. The best tools and technologies are typically reserved for the biggest corporations – MainStreet exists to help empower every small business with the resources they’re owed. I joined to be a part of that mission, and to solve the interesting & complex problems we’ll face along the way.
Lindsay

Lindsay
Triggs

People Operations Manager
I joined MainStreet after staying home with my babies for a couple of years. I wanted to get back into the HR world and I felt MainStreet was a great fit because of the culture. It is really amazing to work for a company whose vision I can really get behind and be excited about.
Jackson-Moses

Jackson
Moses

Head of Partnerships
As an early investor in MainStreet, I assumed my involvement would be high-level – I was happily mistaken. After working with the team, it became clear MainStreet was where I wanted to dedicate my time and energy. Startups often face financial insecurity. Knowing we make the founder journey easier – by providing them non-dilutive capital – is a daily highlight that never grows old.
Lizzy-Bolze

Lizzy
Bolze

Director of Customer Success
Whether it’s working towards financial inclusion in Africa or improving operations in rural American manufacturing, I’ve always found purpose in supporting mobility for small businesses. At MainStreet we’re making sure founders and small businesses owners are at the core of what we do and I’m so excited to be a part of the team!
Megan

Megan
Cangemi

Software Engineer
The admirable, altruistic mission is ultimately what compelled me to join MainStreet. Developing a product that provides much needed financial aid to small businesses is incredibly motivating, and what fortune to get to do it alongside such a driven and delightful team!
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Maya
Kuppermann

Chief of Staff
I am incredibly passionate about social and economic mobility, which is why I studied education during my time at Stanford. I spent 2.5 years working in education and economic development at McKinsey & Co which taught me invaluable lessons about business and collaboration – I met the MainStreet team and quickly realized that the organization was everything I had been looking for: a group of phenomenal, smart, kind people working to promote opportunities for social and economic mobility for all.
Craig-Smith

Craig
Smith

Staff Engineer
The largest employment sector in the US is made up of small businesses. Before MainStreet, I was at Zagster, helping small cities & SMBs launch their own bike rental fleets – I joined MainStreet to make sure founders, cities, companies, and teams aren't left behind.
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Ibrahim
Zohrob

Customer Success Manager
My family ran a small business where I worked while growing up - I understand the kind of value a service like MainStreet can provide. After taking some time to figure out what I wanted to do, I'm excited to join a talented team of caring people working on an important mission.
Eric-Ryan

Eric
Ryan

VP of Engineering
In my next role, I knew that I wanted to focus on a mission that left a positive, lasting impact on the world. I grew up in a household whose primary source of income was our own small business – it was clear that MainStreet's mission was 100% the right fit for me. Early in my conversations with the MainStreet team, it became clear that not only is this a compelling and altruistic mission; this is a stellar team focused on building a durable business the right way from the beginning.
Ege-Tanor

Ege
Tanor

Chief Capital Officer
I dedicated my last 8 years to helping enable financial inclusion to credit-invisible families living paycheck-to-paycheck, completely outside the safety net afforded to our most privileged. Now alongside an incredibly talented team and using cutting-edge technology at MainStreet, we are out to help small businesses make the best of the billions of dollars in benefits already available to them.
Paige

Paige
Edwards

Account Executive
I love that MainStreet helps the US private and public sectors work better together. Both often want the same things – economic prosperity, reduced inequality, full employment – but they aren't great at collaborating. MainStreet brings the two halves of the economy together, better enabling individuals, their communities, and the country as a whole to thrive.
NickM

Nick
McHugh

Account Executive
I love empowering entrepreneurs - be it real estate agents at Compass or restaurant owners at CloudKitchens. At MainStreet, we're helping the millions of founders and small businesses who interact with the US tax code because they should have access too.
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Micah
Ikemire

Account Executive
I joined MainStreet to help small business thrive in a landscape that wasn’t built for their success. I want to break down those barriers to success that exist for them. Being a part of MainStreet’s egalitarian vision to provide that equal opportunity inspires me everyday.
Mike-Canova

Mike
Canova

Account Executive
I came to Mainstreet for the team. We have such a diverse team from various backgrounds but the one thing that everyone has a lot of is passion. Each team member believes so strongly in our solution because we have seen it help hundreds of small businesses save time and money. I get excited every morning for work because I know that we will help small businesses grow and have a positive impact on our economy.
Amani_Phipps

Amani
Phipps

Business Development Lead
I came to MainStreet because as a prior founder, and a founder-first Investor I genuinely believed they were empowering Founders to spend more time doing what they set out to do..daring to solve problems and create the innovations that will shape the way we all live life.
Gunther_Koo

Gunther
Koo

Sr. FrontEnd Engineer
Creating an incredible product alongside an incredible team with a purpose in helping small businesses, that was all I needed to make the decision to join MainStreet. Within the first week, you can feel the passion and energy across the team – it's incredible to experience and see how quickly we're growing!
Alec

Alec
Khoury

Software Engineer
MainStreet enables our government to work better for its people, and when government improves, everyone wins. Working at MainStreet lets me play a key role in empowering people with the resources they need to build a business, which will in turn help raise up individuals, families, and communities.
Lena-Gratz

Lena
Gratz

VP of Operations
Coming from a family of small business owners, I’m deeply familiar with the joys and struggles of running an SMB - and I crave to help! Over the past 5+ years, I’ve built and scaled SMB specific products at Google, learning what it takes to not only help my immediate family, but millions of SMBs across the globe. I truly believe MainStreet’s product offering has the potential to greatly impact SMBs in the US, and I’m excited to leverage my expertise to make this happen.
David-Stearns

David
Stearns

Staff Engineer
After the last half decade at large tech companies, I knew it was time for the energy and drive of a startup again. When a former coworker reached out to me about Mainstreet, right in the middle of a time I was already interviewing, I was very intrigued. As I heard more and more about what Mainstreet is doing, I knew I had to take the opportunity.
David Meyer

David
Meyer

DevOps Engineer
Every venture has a core purpose — to provide value. I joined MainStreet because of their grand vision which is to provide value to thousands of businesses without delay. It is with this process that I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to efficiently help spread the most good for thousands of entrepreneurs and improve their chances of success in one fell swoop.
Ara Howard

Ara
Howard

Staff Engineer
Before I came to MainStreet, I ran a software agency for a decade. During that time I was able to work with literally hundreds of small companies, mentored dozens of others, and, most importantly, learned about running my own. And just how difficult it can be. Writing software has always been my way to contribute to the world, so I jumped at the opportunity to help an amazing team of people help all those same businesses stay healthy and strong.
Michael Washington

Michael
Washington

Sr. Software Engineer
Before MainStreet, I was a founder – having an healthy environment and awesome team is an essential part of wanting to come to work everyday (and how can I forget a no-brainer product!). Working at MainStreet allows me to tap into that and flex the same muscles as running a startup.
Tyler O'Briant

Tyler
O'Briant

Software Engineer
I grew up in a rural town in Kansas in a family of small business owners. The lived experiences of how difficult running a business can be is what brought me here to MainStreet. The opportunity to help build a platform that levels the playing field for entrepreneurs across the country could not be passed up.
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Mackenzie
Bressie

Sales Development Lead
Small businesses are the backbone of our country and our economy. In my previous role at LinkedIn, I was driven by the mission of creating economic opportunity for the global workforce and at MainStreet I get to focus on doing so for millions of small businesses across the US. That, and I get to work alongside some of the most fun, passionate, intelligent, and thoughtful teammates in the game :)
Brittany Hardison

Brittany
Hardison

Customer Success Manager
I love helping businesses grow! With previous experience in business banking with SMBs at Azlo, MainStreet's mission to empower growing businesses through real results resonates with me and is the driving force behind joining the team.
Sean Smith

Sean
Smith

Sr. Software Engineer
Growing up a first generation Irish American, with many of my extended family members being small business owners, I’ve always had a strong appreciation and respect for small businesses. After spending the last 7 years at Twitter, working on the Developer API platform and helping enable a rich ecosystem of SMBs to Enterprise, I’m humbled to join the MainStreet team and help more directly empower SMBs to grow and thrive everywhere.
Joseph Biggica

Joseph
Biggica

Sr. Software Engineer
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. They have been hit harder than ever after the pandemic upended so many industries, and left many exhausting most, if not all of their resources just to stay afloat. MainStreet can be the difference between a business opening four more locations, or closing its doors for good. I want to be a part of this mission. I joined to help build the tools that will allow these businesses to secure everything they are eligible for.
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Jillian
Berger

UX Researcher
I come from a long line of small business owners and entrepreneurs. I’ve seen first hand how challenging it can be to not only sustain a small business let alone have the time, access and resources to grow it. When I started looking for my next role I knew I wanted to be in a position where I was not only helping people but making sure I was giving a voice to/holding the door open for those who historically have not been granted access to resources that empower their ideas.
Eric Guevremont

Eric
Guevremont

Software Engineer
For customers, the value proposition is undeniable: free money from credits that you didn't know existed, with all complexity handled by domain experts. But engaging with MainStreet is not transactional. You are working with a team passionate about helping you succeed, and who will keep fighting for you. MainStreet is on a mission to help small businesses thrive, and it has your back.
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Mei
Leieritz

Operations Specialist
I was first attracted to MainStreet by its name, evoking the warmth and community orientation of a small town full of hard-working people pursuing their passions. I've found that the team at MainStreet lives up to that name in every way imaginable, and all for a good cause: helping small business owners achieve success. I come to work every day energized by the possibilities MainStreet presents to small businesses, and more importantly to the people behind them.
Matt Roberts

Matt
Roberts

Director of R&D Accounting
I spent my formative years at big firms helping big companies save lots of money. I loved every minute of it (mostly), but I joined MainStreet to really make a difference in the lives of the start-ups and small businesses that make this economy go and thrive.
Peter Quarterman

Peter
Quarterman

Operations Manager
At the beginning of the pandemic I was working for a startup that went through a brutal layoff due to a high burn rate and lack of resources. I knew then my next opportunity would have to be centered around helping others avoid a similar situation. MainStreet’s vision, values, and goals aligned with my own which made the decision to join the team a no brainer!
Julie

Julie
Goodman

Product Designer
Coming from a family full of entrepreneurs and small business owners, I understand how difficult it can be to run a business. I joined MainStreet to empower small businesses and create opportunities through thoughtful and intentional user experiences. We’re here to tackle complex problems for small businesses—so they don’t have to.
CJ

CJ
Donahoe

Data Analytics Lead
After studying political science, I found myself working for a four person financial advising company where we stretched every dollar as far as possible. I’ve spent the years since at Doordash, Google and now MainStreet working to help small businesses grow and succeed. I’m super excited to now work on making the relationship between governments and small businesses even better.
Chris

Chris
Thomson

Core Ops Manager
I was drawn to MainStreet by the simplicity of the value proposition and the company’s mission. Small businesses provide such crucial opportunities for meaningful work all across the country.The financial tools and technologies available to help these businesses succeed should be no different than those available to the biggest organizations. There are not many truly win-win-win business models out there but MainStreet is one of them. It is so exciting to be part of a team who comes to work every day to deliver these wins for governments and small businesses.
Brittany

Brittany
Bankston

Product Manager
MainStreet is the perfect storm for a Product Manager. A bold mission, strong relationships with customers, and scrappy can-do attitudes across the team. MainStreet's energy is infectious, the sky is truly the limit. I'm excited to be a part of something that could change how the world thinks about the government, and it's relationship with small business success.
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Shane
Godek

Customer Success Specialist
Having seen the amount of effort public sector leaders put into trying to foster economic development and innovation, I am pumped to be working for a team that is making it super easy for entrepreneurs to actually access the resources that they need to solve big problems. As great as it is to think about the huge positive impact MainStreet can have on early-stage companies, the potential impact to improve the collaboration between government and small businesses/startups is even more exciting.
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Company culture requires commitment. We work every day to live up to what we value most.

We won’t stop until we've helped every small business. We come to work because we believe that we can fundamentally reshape America's economic landscape. We pursue big bets in service of our customers, and when we hit headwinds we find a path forward.

We’re a backyard BBQ kind of company. Whether on Zoom or literally in each other’s backyards, joining MainStreet feels like joining a gathering of old friends. We’re committed to making sure the diversity of our customers is reflected in the team that serves them.

We are each responsible for the team's success. Integrity, respect, and trust form the bottom line - we know that we can't succeed if we don't do what is right every. single. time. We’re humble as individuals so that we can accomplish great things together.

We trust you to do you. We work hard, but not at the expense of everything else in life. We’re each trusted to do what’s best for us, our team, and for MainStreet. We prioritize relentlessly and support each other’s boundaries so we can all do our best work sustainably.

We move as fast as our customers do. We set "impossible" goals, test new ideas, and support our people to take smart risks. We deliver results quickly, inviting feedback, and continuously iterating to co-create the best version of everything we build.