Megha Agarwal came to the U.S. in 2014 from India to attend the University of Chicago Booth School of Business before working in fintech and founding Neon at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Her company allows users to “buy now pay later” for essential recurring bills, such as rent, utilities, and insurance on one platform. It also lets consumers make payments in installments and free of interest.
In this episode of Rise of the Next, Megha explains how she’s able to take on that risk. Her customer base is split between those who want the convenience of making bill payments in one place, and the other half signing up for a credit line.
While she’s focused now on the U.S., she has her sights set on India and other countries as well.
Megha, who coded Neon’s website in the early days with her co-founder Aveedibya Dey, wants to encourage more women to code and join her team.
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