Co-founder and CEO, Pod
For making the financially underserved credit-worthy
Bad credit traps people in poverty, but Nadia Ismadi’s Pod is bridging the chasm between the financially underserved and established institutions. The startup leverages AI and machine learning to build alternate credit scores that enable gig workers to access credit from financial institutions. It is also using e-wallets to help users round up leftover change for savings accounts, saving them on average 15 to 20 percent of their income.