Kelly Ifill grew up in a family that was filled with entrepreneurs. Her parents were contractors, her grandmother owned a cleaning company, and her extended family had various businesses. Seeing the pressure they lived under, she decided that wasn’t the direction for her. Until it was.
Guava has since raised $2.4 million in funding and acquired over three thousand business members. Ifill’s venture is helping local and small businesses access banking opportunities they once struggled to receive.
By leveraging cutting-edge technology and expertise in finance, Guava is empowering Black business communities economically while fostering inclusivity within the broader financial world.