“Immigrants start businesses that add to the local economy and we are very excited to be a growth engine for that.”

Today’s 40 Minute Mentor is the brilliant Nina Mohanty, Co-Founder of Bloom Money, a FinTech bringing familiar financial services to migrant communities. 

Nina created Bloom Money based on her own lived experiences, as a child of immigrants and having relocated to multiple countries herself. 

Today, we’ll discover what led her to entrepreneurship, riding the ups and downs of an early-stage startup and her very candid insights into her own fundraising experience:

➡️ Her struggle with hustle porn and hustle culture [06:04] 

➡️ Growing up in Silicon Valley and starting her career in FinTech [08:37] 

➡️ Bloom Money’s origin story [15:50] 

➡️ Fixating on the losses and under-celebrating the wins [20:02] 

➡️ The recipe for burnout, a lesson in Founder wellbeing [22:00] 

➡️ The future of Bloom Money & reaching more communities [24:46] 

➡️ Fundraising stories and advice for fellow Founders [29:06] 

➡️ Advice for getting into FinTech & making the industry more inclusive [36:11] 

➡️ Why she has a difficult time with referrals [37:34]

➡️ Audience question: Making financial literacy a priority for all [42:41]

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Nina: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninamohanty/ 

➡️ Find out more about Bloom Money: https://bloommoney.co/ 

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