NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Better Mortgage Founder and CEO Vishal Garg as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
Garg was selected by Goldman Sachs as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. Garg is passionate about using technology and access to credit to empower socioeconomic mobility and transcend intergenerational dependency. He built Better Mortgage with the belief that through improving access, education and affordability for homeownership, consumers will be able to achieve greater financial stability for their families and enjoy greater engagement within their communities. In addition to leading Better, Garg also serves as the Founding Partner of 1/0 Capital, a credit and financial technology incubator and the Chairman of Climb Credit, The Number, and Penguin Pay. Garg previously founded Future Finance, Europe’s largest private education finance company, and MyRichUncle.com (2005 NASDAQ IPO), which pioneered data-driven online student lending.
“It is an honor and privilege to be recognized by such an esteemed institution as Goldman Sachs, especially when judged among many worthy peers,” said Vishal Garg, Founder and CEO of Better. “At Better, we believe every American deserves the chance to own their own home and are on a mission to transform the mortgage experience to make that possible. We consider this recognition by Goldman Sachs to be a testament to the success of our larger mission.”
“A dynamic economy depends on dynamic entrepreneurs who disrupt industries and occasionally give birth to entirely new sectors,” said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “The purpose of Builders + Innovators is to support emerging leaders in their quests to innovate faster in order to grow their ideas. We are pleased to recognize Vishal Garg as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2018.”
For nearly 150 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
About Better Mortgage Corporation
Launched in 2016, Better.com is one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America, digitizing and automating every step of the home financing process to make homeownership more affordable and accessible. Backed by Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, and Pinebrook, Better is focused on customer advocacy, putting consumers back in control of the most important financial decision of their lives. Named Crain’s 2018 100 Best Places to Work in New York City and Best Mortgage Lender for Customer Service by NerdWallet, Better has an intuitive online platform, complemented by non-commissioned staff that guide customers through the entire homeownership journey, starting with how much house they can afford or how much they can save, how to get a better realtor so they can afford a better house, all the way through to closing, completely jargon-free with airtight certainty and the best rate possible. Better has originated over $1.8 billion in mortgages since its launch in 2016. For more information, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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