Ep. 99: Uulala: Using Fintech to Bring The Cash-Based Community into the Mainstream Economy

by | Feb 12, 2019

Oscar Garcia is the Founder and CEO of Uulala, a blockchain-powered company that seeks to support the financial inclusion of under-banked and unbanked groups of people through a smartphone app. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Oscar wanted to become a US Olympic diver. An unfortunate injury caused him to transition to business and eventually led to starting Uulala. He is joined by Andre Urena,  vice president and Head of Latino Partnerships. 

Oscar and Andre join us today to share the goal of Uulala and how it helps people have financial credibility despite their under-banked or unbanked status. They discuss their humble beginnings and what inspired Oscar to develop Uulala. They explain the need for this type of technology and describe how it works, citing real-world examples. Oscar also shares his wisdom when it comes to starting, running, and scaling a business.

“You will get more referrals from people who like you than from those you treated as another number.”  – Oscar Garcia

What you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Oscar to start Uulala
  • How his swimming career came to an abrupt end.
  • Some of the biggest struggles he encountered as an entrepreneur.
  • How Uulala can help millions of people with electronic money transfers and loans.
  • How their technology can integrate with the banking industry.
  • How the insurance industry can benefit from using Uulala.
  • Regulatory hurdles they faced along the way.
  • What’s in store for Uulala in the near future.

Connect with oscar & Andre

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology is great, but if you’re not human to other people, you won’t go far in any business.
  • One of the biggest problems with industries is they’re fragmented.
  • Technology saves time and saves money, but it could also be used for social impact.
  • Your family is one of the biggest supporters and challenges in business.
  • In building a business, you have to get rid of every single negative person in your life.

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