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Barclays Black Founder Accelerator 2021:
Social Reputation Limited

 

Social Reputation Limited is a Digital Financial Service startup positioned to positively impact the lives of millions of people. Social Reputation helps financial institutions and other partner organizations offer financial services based on social reputation to individuals who are underbanked and underbanked and by extension improving their quality of lives and opportunities available to them.

The solution is designed to bridge the gap of access to affordable credit and immediate fund access for people with limited access to formal financial services. New migrants in developed countries can have faster access to credit and microinsurance.

Furthermore, the solution solves the problem of Identity management which is one of the major challenges faced by organizations today.

Why did you join the Barclays Black Founder Accelerator?

Social Reputation has built a strong alternative credit scoring, access to finance and impact model to serve men and women living in poverty. We are building a social network for Trust, enabling financial inclusion, Credit and much more. This is the evolution in Fintech. We are in search of strategic partners who can help accelerate our growth while we in turn deliver value based on our unique value proposition and strong network. We believe a partnership with you can achieve this and positioning Social Reputation for the next stage of growth.
 

Why did you want to start your business?

We saw a major need in our environment that we could solve. Globally, millions of people lack access to affordable credit and formal financial services. Our aim is to use the solution to positively impact the lives of millions of people. Social Reputation is a multi dimensional platform that can be used anywhere TRUST needs to be measured.
 

What would be your desired outcome from this programme?

Scaling the solution and strong partnerships.
 

Which entrepreneur inspires you the most and why?

Elon Musk, He is a big risk taker.
 

What has been your biggest win in your entrepreneurial journey?

Social impact created.

What has been your biggest challenge?

More Strategic Partners to explore industry verticals and other use cases: We are in search of strategic partners who can help accelerate our growth while we in turn deliver value based on our unique value proposition and strong network.
 

Where did you go for business advice and how did it help you?

My mentors who mostly brings insight into a situation I may be handling at that moment.
 

What drives you to make your business a success?

Social Reputation is building a social network for Trust, enabling financial inclusion, credit and much more. Millions of people did not have access to formal financial services nor did they have an alternative means of being scored besides the traditional credit bureau. Our Social Reputation Score is a new measure of Trust. Solving this problem of access to financial services at scale excites me. At the heart of it all, simply solving a problem which will in turn put a smile on an old woman's face for instance is me making the world a better place.
 

What advice would you give other founders thinking about starting their own business?

Learn good work ethics first and prepare to be disappointed 11 out of 10 but keep going and don’t be afraid to make changes.

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