Founders Unfound / Evan Leaphart - Kiddie Kredit

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Special Guest Co-Host:

Veronica Parks from Maveron (@VPinVC)


In this episode Evan, Veronica, and Dan discussed:

  • Growth from having side hustles as a kid
  • Why it took years to start Kiddie Kredit
  • Evan's three filters to vet investors
  • How credit score has such influence but is so misunderstood
  • Whether Miami really is the next tech hub


Evan Leaphart is the Founder and CEO of Kiddie Kredit, a mobile chore tracking app that teaches kids about credit. The company is out to demystify credit scores with fun, but analogous habits and rewards. They currently focus on young children but their goal ultimately is to serve anyone new to credit.

Evan grew up in the Baltimore area and is one of those founders seemingly born to be just that, a founder. His mom was a flight attendant and he was an only child. So Evan learned at a young age how to be self-sufficient and confident. From lemonade stands and snow removal to cleaning services and auto transport. Evan has been fearlessly taking on venture after venture. 

He has called Miami home for over 15 years, so he's definitely an OG in the newly blossoming Miami tech scene. In addition to Kiddie Kredit, Evan is a Co-founder of the Miami-based Black Men Talk Tech Conference.


Make sure to listen to his compelling story.


MORE on EVAN and KIDDIE KREDIT

Evan:

linkedin.com/in/evanleaphart/

twitter.com/evanleaphart

instagram.com/evanleaphart/

blackmentalktech.com


Kiddie Kredit:

kiddiekredit.com

twitter.com/kiddiekredit

instagram.com/KiddieKredit/


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