Finovate joins the fintech community in expressing our sadness at the passing of Priya Haji, CEO and founder of SaveUp. We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.
SaveUp co-founder and CFO Sammy Shreibati praised Priya as a “wonderful leader, innovator, and friend” in a statement confirming the news.
A socially-conscious entrepreneur from an early age, Priya founded a free health clinic while she was still in high school. In addition to earning degrees from Stanford University (BA) and University of California Berkeley (MBA) – and before founding SaveUp – Priya launched a company called World of Good.
World of Good, acquired by eBay in 2010, is a fair trade and sustainable products marketplace for women artisans in the developing world.
A crowdfunding campaign
at Fundly has been established to help provide support to her 11-month old daughter and two-year old son. Finovate has contributed to this fund.