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Portland is a "Goldilocks place" for fintech startups, says Sila Money CEO Shamir Karkal

February 10,2021 | By Anna Marum
Greater Portland is poised to be the next big hub for financial tech companies. During a Jan. 27 virtual industry tour, co-hosted by Greater Portland Inc and SelectUSA, local fintech CEOs and industry experts shared the many advantages of starting, moving and growing a business in Greater Portland:
  1.     We've got talent: "You have a confluence of executive talent alongside still having this amazing technology expertise.” - David Nelsen, Bumped CEO
  2.     Money goes further here: "With the cost of living and the cost of doing business, it’s more economical. We don’t have to raise as much capital as if we were in some other areas.” - Paresh Patel, PayRange CEO
  3.     We're big, but not too big: "Other places that have great quality of life typically don’t have the infrastructure of a large city. It’s just a Goldilocks place." - Shamir Karkal, Sila CEO
If you missed the event, you can watch the recording below, or on our YouTube channel.



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