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July 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am PDT


Building a Fintech Disruptor: A Fireside Chat with Vishal Garg

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When Vishal Garg founded Better.com in 2015, he wasn’t just launching a mortgage company – he was embarking on a mission to revolutionize an entire industry. Frustrated by the slow, opaque, and often predatory practices of traditional lenders, Vishal leveraged his background in financial technology to create a better way. Better.com, under his leadership, has become a pioneer in proptech, streamlining the mortgage process for borrowers and lenders alike.

In a fireside chat with Founders Network Founder and CEO Kevin Holmes on July 16, Vishal will share his journey building Better.com into the #1 digital mortgage lender in America. During the event Vishal will detail his strategies for leveraging technology to disrupt the traditional mortgage industry, offering insights for entrepreneurs looking to innovate in established markets.


Opening Remarks @ 9:30am PT

Join us for opening remarks with Dina Fattom, Member Success Manager at Founders Network, to get the latest updates from the Network and opportunities for getting involved.


Keynote Speaker @ 9:40am PT

Vishal Garg is the Founder and CEO of Better, the # 1 digital mortgage lender in America. Better is on a mission to make homeownership faster, cheaper, and just plain better for all Americans by leveraging technology and automation to streamline the home-buying process and remove biases. Since its founding in 2015, Better has originated over $100 billion in home loans, more than $38 billion in insurance, and over $3 billion in real estate transactions, all entirely online and commission-free. In January 2023, the company announced one of its biggest innovations yet with One Day Mortgage, a breakthrough innovation in the real estate industry that allows customers to go online, get pre-approved, lock their rate and get a mortgage Commitment Letter from Better, all within 24 hours. In August 2023, the fintech company went public via SPAC.

Vishal has received numerous awards, including E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Housing Wire’s Most Influential Mortgage Executive, and the Golden Pegleg Award for Outstanding Alumni from Stuyvesant High School.

Originally from India, Vishal is a lifelong New Yorker. He grew up in Queens, NY, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and NYU. Vishal now lives in downtown Manhattan with his loving wife and three kids.



Stage-Based Roundtables @ 10:30am PT


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