Samir Goel (BS '16) Featured in SternTalks for Tech Startup, Esusu Financial

Stern Talks
During the Fall 2020 SternTalks series, social entrepreneur, Samir Goel (BS '16), shared his journey of co-founding Esusu Financial and offered advice to Stern undergraduates interested in impact-oriented entreprenuership. 

Esusu Financial's mission is to ensure housing stability for working families by reporting rent payment data to credit bureaus. This allows tenants to establish and build their credit scores while incentivizing tenants to make on-time payments to their landlords. In response to the financial hardships caused by COVID-19, Esusu pairs tenants with 0% interest loans to help avoid evictions and payday loans.

Goel started at NYU as a politics major at CAS before transferring to Stern to concentrate in finance and international business. During his time at Stern, he founded his first company, Transfernation, a food rescue app that ensures excess food doesn’t go to waste. This experience sparked his desire to continue pursuing social entrepreneurship as a career.

Excerpt: “One of the benefits to being at Stern is you have an incredible alumni community that are really committed to paving the path forward so that others in their shoes are able to be set up for success.”

Watch the full video here.

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