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James Gutierrez

James Gutierrez

James Gutierrez is co-founder and CEO of Insikt (Aura) and founder of Oportun.

James Gutierrez is a FinTech entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of Opportun, and co-founder and CEO of Insikt (Aura)

In 2005, James co-founded Progreso Financiero (later rebranded as Oportun) to make unsecured loans accessible to Hispanic families who may not have excellent credit scores or credit histories.Since its inception, Oportun has provided over $1.5 billion in loans to more than 500,000 borrowers in the US, and expanded to eighty five retail locations in California in Texas. James raised over $250 million to nurture Progreso Financiero of 2005 into Oportun of 2012.

James served on the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council and the Centennial Advisory Committee. He also serves as Co-Chair at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

James Gutierrez holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

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Further Resources

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Episode 1 - Sit Down Startup: Aura's James Gutierrez on empathy as secret sauce

Web

October 5, 2020

FinTech Entrepreneur James Gutierrez On What's Next For Inclusive Finance - Mass News

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December 23, 2020

Getting Started as a Social Entrepreneur

Susan Moran

Web

June 22, 2011

Insikt Introduces Lending As A Service For Brands

Jordan Crook

Web

December 9, 2014

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News

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Ellen Rosen
June 30, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of access to the financial system for communities of color.

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