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Gabriel Manjarrez

Co-Founder & CEO

Gabriel Manjarrez is co-founder and CEO of Mimoni, a company focused on instant credit approval targeting the unbanked middle-of-the-pyramid majority in developing countries via proprietary scoring algorithms and processes. 

The Mimoni online lending platform, launched in August 2013, was Latin America’s first and its largest online short-term consumer credit provider, enabling instant-approval lending for the tens of millions of credit-worthy consumers that today have to rely on more-expensive pawn shops or loan sharks for their cash needs. Since launch, Mimoni has acquired hundreds of thousands of members and made tens of thousands of loans.

Gabriel previously was co-founder of Oportun, a US-based, Greylock-backed consumer financial services company providing unsecured loans to the unbanked community in the US. Since 2005 Oportun (previously Progreso Financiero) has made over US$1B worth of loans to US-based Hispanic immigrants.

Gabriel and his co-founder, Pedro Zayas, were selected as Endeavor Global entrepreneurs in late 2011. Mimoni's investors include Ignia and Omidyar Network, two of the top global impact investment firms as well as other key strategic investors.

Gabe has an MBA from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree from ITAM (Mexico). 


My Speakers Sessions

Monday, April 18

4:05pm EDT