**Who we are**
Let’s Get Set is an MIT- and female-founded **venture-backed fintech with a vision to make paths to upward mobility possible for the 90M Americans making $40,000** or less. Although we recognize there are countless financial problems facing this demographic that need to be solved, we start with tax-time because it’s the most important moment for these families to get right. Our mobile-first web app helps new parents unlock up to $8,500 per household this year in tax credits (cash included in their tax refunds) that they risk missing. **Families leave $12 Billion dollars of these credits unclaimed each year** because they don’t file taxes or make mistakes when they do.
We launched from MIT’s accelerator last year, just closed a pre-seed round, have 200 active users, and have a national channel partner with access to thousands. We are poised to reach 10,000 new parents this spring with our growing team and partners. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a fast-growing startup in a role with huge impact, this is it!
Our team is united by a **passion for making economic mobility possible for low-income Americans**. We share a **strong work-ethic**, a **“can-do” attitude**, and **deep empathy** for our users. For me personally, I saw firsthand through my decade of work in low-income communities that existing financial solutions were overlooking their unique needs. A desire to use tech and for-profit business models to solve problems that matter led me to pursue my MBA at MIT. After a product internship in fintech, I took the leap and founded Let’s Get Set with a vision to build a profitable, incentives-aligned venture that shifts power to low-income Americans by centering their needs. I haven’t looked back.
A year later we now have a team made up of a technical development firm (three developers) and six advisors, interns, and contractors. We’ll soon be actively recruiting for a Product Designer too. We’re also one of the inaugural companies in the Visible Hands Accelerator, which has support from partners like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.