Charlie Youakim is a serial tech entrepreneur who has founded two payments companies, raising tens of millions of dollars in the process. Join us to hear Charlie talk about the challenges of creating a business from the ground up and the fun of doing it.
His most recent is Sezzle (ASX: SZL), a publicly-listed company he co-founded. Sezzle offers consumers an interest-free installment payment option in over 10,000 online stores and has over one million active users. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis and has recently raised $30 million on the Australian Securities Exchange to fuel its goal of financially empowering the next generation.
Prior to Sezzle, Charlie founded Passport, where he had a focus on mobile payment solutions for parking and transit systems. Passport is the software behind many of the largest municipal parking and transit installations in North America, including ParkChicago, and ParkBoston.