A Year in Review: Posh 2022

From CUSO funding, to the inaugural offsite, Posh has been busy making moves and changing the game.

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Reflecting on the past is an excellent way to measure success, celebrate our achievements, and prepare for the future. In 2022, Posh experienced growth in terms of talent and the acquisition of new clients. We also continued to build the best conversational AI for financial institutions. Here are some highlights from the year:

Onward 

In 2021, we closed the year with the announcement of our Series A fundraising, which contributed to the high growth, investment in R&D, and expansion of our capabilities. That energy was not lost in 2022, as we successfully closed our third round of CUSO funding, which included investors and clients. 

“MIT FCU is excited to have made an investment in the Posh CUSO. As our members’ needs continue to evolve, we need to partner with fintechs that will assist with our strategies to better serve our members and quite honestly, exceed their expectations,” said MIT FCU President/CEO Rui Domingos. “Our credit union serves members nationwide and tools like chatbots will enable us to serve these members anytime, anywhere.”

People Power Posh

In 2022, we added 48 people to the team! As a spread workforce, our Poshies are all over; we expanded from four states to 21 states and two provinces in Canada.

All of our teams encouraged the talent and capabilities of team members–increasing the knowledge base for our clients. Our tapestry of diverse, brilliant employees has built an exceptional foundation for the future of Posh. We spotlit some this year, here’s your chance to meet them again:

Our Poshies even provided insight all year about their time at Posh.

“The team at Posh is warm, talented, and collaborative. We're building a culture in which people can tackle the kinds of problems they find most interesting, and really see their impact on the business. I enjoy working at Posh for nailing that sweet spot: spirited teamwork & creative problem-solving,” Rohan Shirali, Head of Analytics. 

Stay on the pulse of what Poshies think, here!

30 Under 30

This year, Poshies celebrated the announcement of Co-founders Karan Kashyap (CEO) and Matt McEachern (CTO) being included in 2022’s Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology. 

Karan and Matt featured in Forbes 30 Under 30

“The work of democratizing AI for our financial institution clients is a mix of passion and endless forward momentum. We’re thankful to those who believe in us and who have supported us from the start – colleagues, clients, partners, investors, mentors, and beyond,” Kashyap said. “We are mission-focused and have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.” 

“It’s rewarding to see hard work being recognized, especially when others see our mission and vision as transformative. The ethical creation and application of Conversational AI has limitless potential in this space, and we’re still only in the nascent stages of the AI movement,” McEachern said.

Read more here

Here, There, and Everywhere

Posh hosted the inaugural offsite, flying all Poshies to Scottsdale, Arizona for a few days of learning, bonding, and activities. 

Poshies collaborated in two working sessions to create a vision for the future, supported by co-founder and CEO Karan Kashyap, who enthusiastically endorsed the team’s vision while inviting the team to “create the future” as rapid growth continues. Additionally, the team engaged in diverse and exciting activities throughout Scottsdale, including horseback riding, ATVing, wine tasting, hiking, and more. 

The whole team got together in Scottsdale, Ariz. this year

“When I was given the opportunity to work for Posh, I was a little nervous that I would feel disconnected working remotely. The connection and friendships I’ve gained in these short 5 months is nothing short of a blessing. Super grateful to work with such kind, intelligent people, and I look forward to growing with the company!” Melissa Blevins, Client Success Manager.

Read the recap of the Offsite

Learning, Growing, and Coming Together

Poshies are encouraged and provided the opportunity to engage in continuous learning. Team members attended Grace Hopper, AfroTech, and the Women in Technology Summit, among others. 

Celia Chen, Sam Tureski, Katie Krajovic, Naomi Dereje, Cheyenne Baird, and Yuyu Li (Michelle Earle was in attendance but not pictured) at Grace Hopper 

“The Women in Technology Summit was really great! We had a chance to hear from industry thought leaders from both the business and tech side on motivations, inspirations, and skill building,” said Daniele. “My favorite session from the conference was Strategies for Being Culture First in a Hybrid First Company. A lot of insightful and thought-provoking ideas were shared and I look forward to using some of them to make a positive contribution at Posh.”  Read more here.

“Being here at AfroTech surrounded by so many accomplished individuals has highlighted how important diversity in the workplace is. Seeing the impact Black people have made in the tech space has been truly incredible. As a Black woman, I am proud to work at Posh where we are serious about prioritizing diversity and uplifting minorities in the tech space,” said Eleni Burrell

Events

Did you see us out and about this year? We traveled the country and attended more than a few banking and credit union events to meet all of you! Did you see us there? We want to hear from you! You may have seen us at:

In April, Posh was awarded as co-winners of NACUSO’s Next Big Idea Award with partners Illuma Labs. The event, sponsored by NACUSO and Co-op Solutions, featured six worthy CUSO finalists with fresh ideas for digital banking, lending, financial health, analytics, and member experience. Each contestant had six minutes to present their solution followed by seven minutes of questions from the judges. The “Shark Tank” style competition, now in its tenth year, continues to showcase top innovation, collaboration, and new solutions for the credit union industry. Read more on the honor, here.

Posh co-founder & CEO Karan Kashyap and Illuma Labs Founder & CEO Milind Borkar accepting honor at NACUSO for Next Big Idea

Were you at any? Get in touch! We want to hear from you! 

What’s next? 

We hope you’ll consider Posh as your trusted conversational AI partner in the upcoming year. Our warm, conversational self-service solutions can help free up your front-line team to build stronger relationships with members and customers. Our team has accomplished incredible things and we're only just getting started. See you next year!

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