CITIZEN MINT: A Platform for Private Market Impact Investments

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FOUNDED IN (Year): 2022


THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:

a. Attracting younger investors who want access to private market investments and values alignment in their portfolio.
b. Engaging and retaining clients through compelling performance reporting.
c. Creating an all in interface that reduces the operational burden of private market investing.
d. Understanding how to construct a client portfolio that contains private market investments

THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:

Josh Hile, Co-founder & CEO, leads operations and diligence of investment opportunities for Citizen Mint. Previously, Josh was the Director of Investments at a $16 billion RIA based in Seattle where he led sourcing and diligence of manager across the private markets. He has also held the role of Manager Research Analyst at Russell Investments where he provided recommendation to Fortune 100 pension and 401k plans. Josh has both an MBA and BA in Business from the University of Washington.

Marshall Dunford, Co-founder & CTO, is co-founder and CTO of Citizen Mint. Before joining Citizen Mint, Marshall worked as a software engineer across various industries and guided multiple projects from concept to millions of active users. As employee #7 at MedBridge (200+ FTEs), he worked closely with the CEO and led the Patient Engagement team, building a core product used by healthcare professionals and patients throughout the country. In other roles, he has led initiatives to increase scalability and security, integrate large enterprise systems, and build marketing funnels across a range of mediums. Marshall has a B.S. in Informatics from the University of Washington.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:

Wealth advisors, foundations & family offices

LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key features from your startup you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:

Citizen Mint provides wealth advisors, foundations and family offices a trusted, easy-to-use platform to access best-in-class private market impact investments at low minimums while leveraging innovative technology to eliminate the administrative burdens of investing and reporting on private market investments.

HQ City: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Number of Employees: 1-5

Connect On Twitter: @citizen_mint

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