Invest Sou Sou is on a mission to help banks modernize the way that people save and build strong credit using lending circles. Our social banking platform was inspired by informal, village saving and loan traditions that have existed for centuries. Our technology automates that process to helps banks find, recruit, cultivate and retain low cost deposits & credit-ready borrowers.
We envision a world where the word savings account has been replaced by the word sou sou account. Join the movement.
Fonta Gilliam - CEO OF INVEST SOU SOU
Over 20 years of financial technology experience
Fonta Gilliam - CEO & Founder
Fonta has over ten years of experience working as a Diplomat for the U.S. State Department and a Management Consultant for Deloitte Emerging Markets Practice. Under President Obama’s Administration, she helped lead the White House Global Entrepreneurship Summits in Morocco and Kenya. She also designed and launched the U.S. Government’s first women’s entrepreneurship centers in Africa. Over the course of her career, Fonta has personally raised over $62 million in public-private partnerships for the U.S. Government.
Ramsey Smith. PhD - Strategy
Ramsey led NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program for eight years, helping small businesses develop innovative strategize for commercializing cutting-edge technology. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Morehouse University and his PhD in Planetary Sciences from Howard University.
Carnelia Ajasin - Technology
Carnellia is a software engineer and architect with over 15 years of experience working with companies like Oracle and Ernst and Young on a variety of technology-enabled projects in the United States and emerging markets.
Ryanna Miller - Operations & Partnerships
Ryanna specializes in poverty reduction, refugee assistance, international law and global policy. Ms. Miller has worked extensively with under-represented communities as a governmental institution liaison to develop projects on health and wellness, voter participation, and business development. Ryanna holds a BA in Political Science Summa Cum Laude from Alabama A&M University and an MA from American University in International Relations.