Anirudh Singh sits down with Katherine Salisbury, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Qapital. The two discuss Katherine’s early career, co-founding not one but two companies with her partner, Katherine’s views on the fintech industry overall, and much more. Hope you enjoy the show!
Ten years ago, Katherine set out to find a solution to her family’s money management headaches - one that actually aligned with their motivations, goals and lifestyle. A few years later, Qapital was born. Today, Katherine serves as co-founder and co-CEO of Qapital – an app that empowers users by putting their personal goals at the core of the product, and then supercharging their savings, investing, and budgeting efforts with clever tips and tools rooted in behavioral psychology. Katherine brings 20 years of finance, legal, and business experience to Qapital. She graduated from the University of Chicago with honors, studied international business law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, and graduated from Cornell Law School. She began her career as a bank finance attorney at the top-tier international law firms White & Case and Simpson Thacher. From there, she was tapped to serve as VP and Counsel at Jefferies Finance, steering Jefferies Finance through the early days of the joint venture between Jefferies and MassMutual. She then founded an international full-service sports management agency based in Stockholm & New York City, where she specialized in brokering international transfers. In her current role at Qapital, Katherine focuses on product, growth, and business strategy. Under her leadership, Qapital has helped users save almost $3 billion collectively for their goals. Currently, Katherine lives in Stockholm with her partner, co-founder, and co-CEO, George Friedman, and their four daughters.
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