Gabriela Campoverde wants to help deploy more capital to immigrant small business owners—and to do so by improving the efficiency of the process. And, she believes, if your first attempt doesn’t succeed, just keep trying.
When her first attempt—becoming a lender—didn’t work out, she switched gears. Specifically, she formed Miren, an enterprise with a platform aimed at helping banks to invest in low-to-moderate income communities, monitor those investments and, ultimately, increase the flow of funding to small businesses.
With a background in financial services, Campoverde worked in marketing, project management and cybersecurity at American Express and Goldman Sachs. But she had a long-time interest in fintech and, in addition, was frustrated at what she saw as a lack of products for working class immigrant communities.
Then, in 2020, while she was attending The Wharton School at the…