Esusu honored by Goldman Sachs for entrepreneurship

Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel, co-founders and co-CEOs among the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs at the 2022 Builders and Innovators Summit.


Harlem, N.Y. (October 12, 2022) – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Esusu co-founders and co-CEOs Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel as two of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 at its Builders and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.

Goldman Sachs selected Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel from across multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. Esusu, the leading financial technology company leveraging rent reporting for credit building, reports on-time rent payments to the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Transunion, and Experian) to establish and boost credit scores for residents. Earlier this year, Esusu, led by Wemimo and Samir, announced a new valuation of $1 billion – making the company one of the few Black-owned startups to reach unicorn status both in the United States and globally.

“We are honored to be recognized by Goldman Sachs for our innovation in the fintech industry as we work to bridge the racial wealth gap and create more equitable financial opportunities for households across the country,” said Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel, co-founders and co-CEOs of Esusu. “Along with our industry partners, we are strengthening financial identities for millions of Americans and helping to put them on the path to financial success.”

“We’re delighted to recognize Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel as two of the most exceptional entrepreneurs of 2022,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “They have made extraordinary contributions to a wide range of fields, and all of us are looking forward to meeting with these innovative thinkers.”

In addition to honoring the most exceptional entrepreneurs, the Summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics, and business leaders, as well as resident scholars.


About Wemimo Abbey and Samir Goel, co-Founders and co-CEOs at Esusu

Wemimo Abbey is a three-time entrepreneur and social justice capitalist. Prior to co-founding Esusu, Wemimo Abbey founded Clean Water for Everyone, a global social venture providing affordable access to clean water for 250,000+ people in six countries, and a data analytics company designed to gather machine-readable data on NGOs operating in Africa, which was acquired in 2014. Wemimo has been named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list and the Bloomberg 2022 New Economy Catalysts

Samir Goel is a two-time social entrepreneur committed to bridging the public and private sectors by bringing together diverse communities to eliminate the access gap. Prior to co-founding Esusu, Samir co-founded Transfernation, a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit which uses technology to ensure excess food from events goes toward underserved communities across New York City. Samir has been recognized as a WEF Global Shaper, Global Good Fund Fellow, Dalai Lama Fellow, Resolution Fellow, was the recipient of the Jefferson Awards Foundation National Public Service Award, and was named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.




About Esusu

Esusu is the leading financial technology platform that leverages data solutions to empower residents and improve property performance. Esusu’s rent reporting platform captures rental payment data and reports it to credit bureaus to boost credit scores. This allows renters to build and establish their credit scores while helping property owners mitigate against initiating evictions, powered by differentiated data and insights. Founded in 2018, Esusu reaches over 2.5 million rental units across all 50 states in the United States. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook @myesusu and on Twitter @getesusu.

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