About The Speaker
A creator and investor, Sheel Mohnot leads the 500 Startups FinTech Fund and accelerator. His startup experience includes founding two fintech companies with successful exits, one being FeeFighters, as well as co-founding a food and health company called Thistle. He has advised some big names, including Coinbase, Instacart, and Flexport, and ran a startup podcast called The Pitch (until it was sold to Gimlet media), where founders pitch to investors. He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCG and started his FinTech career at the non-profit P2P lender Kiva. Sheel holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon. Sheel is interested in helping to design, build, and improve human ecosystems through technology. He is particularly interested in “financial services for the rest of us” – financial innovation that helps those who feel abandoned by the current financial system.