Read my previous recaps from 2018, 2017 and 2016.
For the last 4 years, I've had this crazy habit of writing a weekly newsletter that I share with our Self employees, shareholders and advisors. Every Saturday, I send a short email along with a photo, a few thoughts and some stats.
Below is a high level summary of what we've accomplished with an accompanying collection of 12 photos from my Saturday email updates.
We started 2019 with 31 employees headquartered in Austin.
Accion.org invited us to speak at their financial inclusion conference.
Our bank partner, Sunrise Banks, N.A., sponsored our SXSW party at our Austin office. If you're thinking about attending SXSW, send us a note at email@example.com and we'll arrange a tour.
We celebrated Karthic's 3-year anniversary at Self — and Kelvin and Brian's 2-year anniversary at Self. We wouldn't be here without these folks.
We had the opportunity to attend a roundtable hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
According to Experian, 100 million Americans could benefit from greater access to credit. Self agrees :).
Our product team demonstrated how easy it is for Self customers to get the Self Visa® Credit Card.
Welcome to our rocketship.
Prior to launching our Self Visa Credit Card, we integrated with Apple Pay and Google Pay wallets.
Self Visa Credit Card launched in October 2019 :).
In November 2019, Self achieved a new milestone: 50 employees.
We love that our customers love Self as much as we do.
If you’re interested in helping us help others build credit and save money, then come work with us! Visit our Self careers or email us @ careers at self.inc.
James Garvey is the CEO and founder of Self, a venture-backed startup that helps people build credit and save money.