Empowering the Vulnerable with Financial Tools - Claire McDonnell, Co-Founder of True Link

By Wharton Fintech Podcast

Miguel Armaza sits down with Claire McDonnell, Co-founder and COO of True Link Financial, a company that aims to make life better for people with disabilities, vulnerable elders, individuals in recovery, and their families and professional support networks. At True Link, she focuses on growth, product, operations, and customer experience. There’s no doubt True Link is a transformative firm that is making the world a better place by serving and meaningfully helping some of the most vulnerable members of society. The company has raised over $50 million from a list of impressive Investors, including Centana Growth Partners, Khosla Ventures, Initialized Capital, QED, Radicle Impact, Y-Combinator, Alexis Ohanian, and many more! Claire McDonnell Claire is co-founder and COO of True Link Financial, a venture-backed fintech company that makes life better for people with disabilities, vulnerable elders, individuals in recovery, and their families and professional support networks. At True Link, she focuses on growth, product, operations, and customer experience. Before True Link, Claire helped build and lead organizations in the private and social sectors -- she worked at Bain & Company’s social sector affiliate The Bridgespan Group and Teach for America, founded Awardly, a wellness app, and served as a Runway Entrepreneur at the venture capital firm Innovation Endeavors. Claire was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and holds a BA from Columbia University. About True Link Vulnerable older adults, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addiction – fifty million Americans in total – need more from their financial institutions. Whether it’s protecting seniors from fraud, helping people with special needs preserve lifesaving medical benefits, or preventing an impulsive cash withdrawal or purchase that could lead to relapse, families turn to True Link when they need a financial partner who can help them navigate life’s challenges. Serving people in all fifty states, True Link has offices in San Francisco, Denver, and New York, in addition to distributed team members throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.truelinkfinancial.com.

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