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Asya Bradley

Asya Bradley

Senior Partner - Mendoza Ventures

Asya Bradley is Senior Partner at Mendoza Ventures, an early and growth stage Fintech, AI, and Cybersecurity venture fund that provides an actively managed approach to VC. Roughly 75% of our portfolio consists of start-ups led by immigrants, people of color, and women.

Previously founder of Kinly (fka: First Boulevard): The Unapologetically Black, Digitally Native, NeoBank Building Generational Wealth for Black America.

With over 20 years of experience in tech (founding team at Synapse, co-founder, Kinly, Cisco alum) and a track record of supporting underestimated founders, Bradley is an experienced investor, operator, and fintech entrepreneur.

Bradley is a champion of diversity and gender balance in the workplace and works tirelessly to promote women, minorities, LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented communities. She is also an angel investor, advisor and board member of numerous startups. She is a world traveler, having lived and worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and now North America. Asya is also certified at the highest attainable level by the Yoga Alliance in Ashtanga Yoga and speaks multiple languages fluently including, amongst others, Dutch, Punjabi and Arabic.

Panel title

Building for underserved communities: Holistic thinking for fintech’s biggest inclusion challenges

Panel description

Fintech has long been touted as a transformative way to promote diversity and provide access to financial services to historically underserved or ill served groups. Many times diversity exists at the brand level and focuses on affinity. This panel focuses on the product level, identifying systemic challenges and barriers that have left groups marginalized or underserved.