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Kathryn Petralia, 2018 Women Who Mean Business honoree

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Atlanta Business Chronicle has named its honorees for the 2018 Women Who Mean Business Awards. Among the group of 20 is Kathryn (Tison) Petralia ’92, president of Kabbage, Inc., a fintech company specializing in issuing lines of credit to small and medium-sized businesses.

Petralia, an English major  at Furman, spoke to Atlanta Business Chronicle in a Q&A. When asked about what she is most proud of, she points to her team at the company she founded in 2008.  “It’s rewarding to have a group so passionate about helping deserving small businesses access the financial services they need to grow — and with their hard work more than 150,000 small businesses have accessed over $5 billion with Kabbage. The flywheel effect of this capital infusion includes the creation of over 110,000 jobs and more than $20 billion in economic impact in the communities where these small businesses thrive.”

Petralia will be in Greenville on Nov. 1 to present a talk, “FinTech Unicorn, Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder, Kabbage, Inc.” The talk, to be held from 4-6 p.m. at Aloft downtown, is free to attend but registration is encouraged.

Last updated October 19, 2018
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