Ep 137 – Mom’s The Word
Ep 137 - Mom's The Word
Rachel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio, a fin-tech start-up that provides businesses with fast, accurate, and affordable financial data.
In this episode, Rachel shares the advice her mom gave which shaped her career, losing friends to ambition and why failure can point us in a better direction if we let it.
You’re graduating college, you’ve got your 9-5, health-care covered, cubicle cemented dream on a platter. You call your mom. Everything is good, everything is right, everything is in order, except you.
When Rachel Carpenter called her mom, she had one question: to take the opportunity with money, or to sleep on a friend’s couch and earn no money.
Her mum said to do the thing that fuelled her.
She chose the couch.
A spongy cushion was Rachel’s office. This is the place she learnt to program. The place without a cubicle, a salary or an office playlist. This was the place she became an entrepreneur.
Over the course of the past eight years, Rachel has combined her finance degree and programming skills to develop Intrinio, a fintech startup that helps businesses access fast, accurate, and affordable financial data.
In this chat, we talk about growing up in the ‘cheese state,’ the questions we should ask ourselves when starting a business, and how fintech is changing.
Rachel is a fin-tech entrepreneur. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Intrinio, Rachel helps businesses access fast, accurate, and affordable financial data through a powerful, easy to use API and marketplace.