The power of financial access

Our mission is to deliver world-class financial services
to the mobile generation.

Data science
with a
social conscience

Applying machine learning, Branch has created an algorithmic approach to determine credit worthiness via customers' smartphones. While this tech-forward approach requires transparency and trust, it also enables a fair, secure and convenient path for customers to build capital and save for the future.

Mobile on the rise

In emerging markets across the globe, the middle class is booming and so is their need for fair, reliable financial services and capital. With smartphone growth at an all-time high, Branch has a unique opportunity to build customer-first financial products for people worldwide.

Scale by numbers

3 million +

customers

15 million +

loans issued

350 million +

dollars disbursed

Leadership

Matt serves as the CEO for Branch. Prior to founding the company, he co-founded the ground-breaking microfinance non-profit Kiva.org, where he served as CEO for nearly a decade.

Matt Flannery

Co-Founder and CEO

Daniel leads Branch’s product development and engineering organizations. Before co-founding Branch, Daniel held senior roles in product management and business development strategy at Kiva.org.

Daniel Jung

Co-Founder and COO

Emily leads finance at Branch. Previously she held senior capital markets roles at SoFi, Barclays and Nomura. She has also served with the United Nations and completed a Fulbright Scholarship in microlending.

Emily Barron

Head of Finance

Based in Mumbai, Charishma leads Branch’s India operation. Previously, she led expansion efforts for a social enterprise into South Asia. She holds a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University.

Charishma Chotalia

India Country Manager

Andrew leads new market expansion. He brings deep expertise in emerging markets. Previously, Andrew served as a Kiva fellow with BRAC Uganda, launched e-commerce in Africa with Rocket Internet, and managed professional services at Samasource.

Andrew Huelsenbeck

Head of Expansion

Dan oversees Branch’s Kenyan market. Previously, he served as an advisor with PwC, focusing on financial services and telecommunications.

Dan Karuga

Kenya Country Manager

Ben leads Branch’s engineering organization. He previously co-founded Rep and held senior engineering management positions at Google and YouTube.

Ben Liebald

Head of Engineering

Richard brings deep credit risk expertise to Branch. Before joining the company, Richard held senior credit risk and analysis roles at LendUp and Capital One.

Richard Maltz

Head of Credit Risk

Maria oversees Branch’s Nigeria market. She previously served as Uber’s Country Manager for Nigeria and held management consultant roles with Deloitte Nigeria.

Maria K. Rotilu

Nigeria Country Manager

Before joining Branch, Daniel developed a Kenyan-based regional hotel operation, eventually selling to the South African-based City Lodge Hotel Group. He has also held senior positions with Silicon Valley-based start-ups and J.P.Morgan.

Daniel Szlapak

Head of Global Operations

Sarah leads Branch’s People Operations team. Before joining Branch, she worked in financial services at Bloomberg and lender relations at Kiva. She holds an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Sarah Tait

Head of People Operations

Investors

A16Z Formation 8 CEFIF IFC Khosla Ventures Trinity Ventures Victory Park Triple Point Foundation Capital Visa
Mobile Lending App Branch Partners With Visa, Announces $170 Million In Fresh Funding
Fintech start-up Branch raises funding for EM lending push