PRESS RELEASE –
Recently launched financial platform taps veteran tech and finance leader
October 24, 2022 (New York, NY)—Known Holdings, a BIPOC-owned (Black Indigenous, people of color) double bottom line finance company announced the appointment of Ushir Shah as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
Shah is the former Vice President of Technology for Rockefeller & Co. He is the Founder of fintech startup Namu, a financial platform that provides accounting, tax, and retirement functionality for freelancers. He served as Chief Technology Strategist for Aurigin, a Singapore-based investment banking platform that connects corporate deals with institutional capital from around the world. Shah also led SoftDel, a provider of software engineering services for companies involved in the Internet of Things, as its CEO, and he led Round Table Wealth Management as Partner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ushir has also served on the National Advisory Boards of TD Ameritrade Institutional and Antea, and as well as the Board of Directors for Mobile Search Security.
“Because Known is built on the engine of a historically undercapitalized economy,” said Shah, “we’re poised to provide powerful, long-term racial, social, environmental and economic and environmental impact for clients and founders interested in strong growth and meaningful legacies.”
Known’s model is predicated on the opportunities for growth in the BIPOC-owned economy. That economy, representing a combined buying power of an estimated $3.9 trillion in the US alone, would be larger than the GDP of all but three nations. Nevertheless, communities of color, which represent 70 percent of the global population, control less than two percent of the world’s capital. Known is built to provide scalability, sustainability and ownership to this economy, which is the largest, fastest growing and most undercapitalized on the planet.
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About Known Holdings
Known Holdings is a BIPOC-owned finance company that manages money and assets for clients who see the opportunity in generating wealth, ownership and growth for the New Majority. Known works with large asset owners committed to investing with a racial, social, and environmental lens.