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Former head of Mint raises $4.5M for Lean to give gig workers access to financial products

September 8, 2021


Gig and independent workers have different needs than salaried employees when it comes to financial products.

It’s a challenge that Tilak Joshi, founder of Lean, became acutely aware of during his tenure as head of Mint and years as a product exec at American Express and PayPal.

While the U.S. has seen a major shift in more independent workers in recent years, traditional financial institutions have “failed to keep up,” in his view.

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