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#276: Part 2: From Seed to Unicorn - The Esusu Journey with Samir Goel

November 16, 2023 Brunch & Budget
Get Shameless About Money
#276: Part 2: From Seed to Unicorn - The Esusu Journey with Samir Goel
Show Notes

Join us on a special Brunch and Budget bonus episode as Dyalekt and Pam dive into the remarkable journey of Esusu, the company that evolved from digital sousus to a groundbreaking credit-building platform. In this two-part series, we bring you an exclusive interview with Samir Goel, the co-CEO of Esusu, who shares the story of their pivot and the mission to bridge the racial wealth gap.

Discover how Esusu leverages rental data to empower individuals in building credit, challenging the conventional credit system. Samir unveils the company's innovative approach, focusing on the b2b side to make credit-building accessible to everyone. Learn how landlords and renters alike can benefit from this unique system that encourages on-time payments and provides 0% interest financing in times of financial strain.

In this episode, we explore the journey of Esusu from its early days to achieving a remarkable $1 billion valuation, making it one of the few black-owned unicorns globally. Samir shares insights into their commitment to using data to close the racial wealth divide and create sustainable change in the financial landscape.

Get ready for a thought-provoking discussion on capitalism, financial literacy, and the power of data to transform lives. Congratulations to Samir and Esusu for being named one of Time magazine's 100 Next in 2023. Tune in and be inspired by a conversation that goes beyond finance, touching on the impact of Esusu's mission on individuals and communities.


** SAMIR BIO **


Samir Goel is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Esusu, the leading financial technology company advancing rent reporting and data solutions for credit building. A social entrepreneur committed to bridging the public and private sectors, Samir previously co-founded Transfernation, a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit which uses technology to ensure excess food from events goes toward underserved communities across New York City. He has been recognized as the 2023 Founder of the Year by AFROTECH, named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and recognized as a WEF Global Shaper, Global Good Fund Fellow, Dalai Lama Fellow, Resolution Fellow, as well as the recipient of the Jefferson Awards Foundation National Public Service Award. In addition to his work as a social entrepreneur, Samir held various positions at LinkedIn, The United Nations, Venture for America, and various non-profits in the New York City area. | LinkedIn