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Diversity Is Lacking Within Atlanta’s Fintech Industry: A Conversation With Two Company Founders

The Metro Atlanta Chamber says more than 160 financial technology companies operate across Georgia,  including NCR, Bitpay and Paymetric.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber says more than 160 financial technology companies operate across Georgia,  including NCR, Bitpay and Paymetric.
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The fintech industry is big business — especially in Atlanta.

According to the Metro Atlanta Chamber, more than 160 fintech companies operate across Georgia, including NCR, Bitpay and Paymetric, to name a few.

However, although business is booming, there is growing discussion within the field about its lack of diversity.

On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” host Rose Scott spoke with two Atlanta-based company founders — Xavier Peoples, founder of HBCU Change and Anik Khan, founder of MaxRewards — about their experiences’ within the industry and their vision for its future.

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To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.