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Gig Wage Founder Craig J. Lewis Aims to Simplify the Payroll Process For the Gig Worker

This founder is building a legacy one payroll system at a time. Craig J. Lewis is the founder and CEO of the FinTech platform changing the way businesses pay people. On a mission to simplify the payroll system while building a legacy to ensure that people remember his last name, Lewis knows what it means to be resilient when the odds are stacked against him. Gig Wage was built to help ease pain points for the payroll system that neglects the 1099 employee, or what Lewis calls the “gig” worker, made up of freelancers, contractors, etc. To date, Lewis has managed to raise $13.2 million and is on a path to quadrupling the size of his company by the end of 2021. He sat down with AfroTech to discuss what representation means to him in the venture capital space, where he feels the industry gets it wrong and how they can correct that, and the solution that Gig Wage provides that isn’t found on the market.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Gig Wage (@gigwage) AfroTech: What...

Shanique Yates

Mar 12, 2021

Black-Led Firm Gig Wage and Green Dot Raise $7.5M Series A to Make Banking Accessible For Workers

The year of 2020 has shown us that our economy requires better financial tools and resources to set us up for success. In an effort to bring modern banking to the global gig economy, fintech companies Gig Wage and Green Dot have come together to forge a strategic long-time partnership and investing relationship to offer reliable banking solutions and finance tools to gig workers — better known as underbanked independent contractors, a press release reports . According to Dallas Innovates , Gig Wage — a Dallas-based Black-led firm — recruited the help of Green Dot as an infrastructure bank partner and helped lead its Series A funding round which raised $7.5 million total, enabling Gig Wage to boost its seamless and popular instant payments platform. “The fast-growing gig economy presents tremendous demand and opportunity for enhanced banking and payments tools and experiences,” said Dan Henry, CEO of Green Dot, in a statement . “We’re thrilled to partner with Gig Wage to grow this...

Njera Perkins

Nov 17, 2020