Sequin (Y Combinator) is the first debit card and credit-builder for women. The Sequin Card launched only 3 weeks ago and already has 1500+ cards pre-qualified, 100+ live with $20,000 in deposits, $8k in TPV, and no paid marketing (referrals). Vrinda Gupta, the founder and CEO, launched the Chase Sapphire Reserve at Visa, where she was rejected from the credit card she built! She learned that 70% of women today were also getting rejected from these credit cards like her. She teamed up with ex-PayPal engineering leader, Mark Thomas, co-founder and CTO, to transform her debit card to build credit by first spotting purchases and reporting repayments to credit bureaus (Experian reporting live). Sequin is backed by high-profile investors such as the Schwab Family, Y Combinator, and IDEO Ventures and is an official Visa partner. The team plans to expand its offerings into a $65B largely untapped market for women's credit products with smarter underwriting and targeted rewards.
Vrinda Gupta is the CEO & Co-Founder of Sequin, a fintech on a mission to get women the credit we deserve. She founded Sequin after being rejected from the very credit card she helped launch (the Chase Sapphire Reserve) at Visa Inc. Vrinda holds an M.B.A from Berkeley Haas and a B.A. from UCLA. She is a proud first generation Indian immigrant and currently lives in San Francisco, California.
CTO & Co-founder at Sequin Financial