The leaders at Intrinio and Knack are included in the new Forbes 30 Under 30.
The list, which includes 600 “revolutionaries” in 20 industries, is made up of people who are changing the course, and the face, of business and society, said Forbes.
The list-makers were chosen from more than 15,000 nominees.
Dennis Hansen, 27, and Samyr Qureshi, 26, co-founders of Knack in Tampa, are highlighted in the education category. The company recently won the Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize and developed a strategic partnership with Village Capital U.S. Education Program.
What Forbes said: Knack is a website where college students connect with others on campus for tutoring and mentoring at a 20 percent cut. After three years, it is in 50 school across the U.S. with an army of 5,000 tutors. Both founders are graduates of the University of Florida. Knack is currently running pilots with campuses, which will subsidize the tutoring service for their students.
Rachel Carpenter, 29, co-founder and CEO of Intrinio, is among the list-makers in the finance category. Intrinio, a financial technology company St. Petersburg, raised $5 million in venture capital earlier this year. Carpenter also was part of the local delegation that talked about business opportunities in St. Petersburg during a New York forum sponsored by the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. and the City of St. Petersburg in October.
What Forbes said: Rachel Carpenter is cofounder and CEO of Intrinio, a startup that offers a data marketplace where companies can get stock prices for every exchange in the world. PayPal, one of Intrinio’s 850 customers, uses it to display their stock price on a ticker in their Manhattan office. Hedge funds use it run quantitative analysis. Harvard and Stanford’s faculty and students use it for research.
I’ve been selected for the @Forbes #30under30 list for the disruptive work we do at @intrinio to modernize the data infrastructure that makes money move. I may steer the ship, but it’s my team that is making our vision come alive. https://t.co/aTKCkv2UGx #fintech #findata
— Rachel Carpenter (@Rachel_Ann_C) December 3, 2019
Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 By The Numbers:
The average age is 27
40% female, 59% male and 1% non-binary
65%+ are founders or cofounders
20% are immigrants from 42 countries
38% identify as first generation Americans
Raised well over $1 billion in funding
21% are based in New York, followed by San Francisco (17%), Los Angeles (12%) and Boston (6%)
They work an average of 66 hours per week
77% of honorees consider being under the age of 30 an advantage in their career
86% are optimistic about the U.S. economy for startups
Colleges producing the most list members (in order): Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, UC Berkeley, Yale University
The apps they can’t live without (in order): Google Maps, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Slack
No. 1 dream mentors (in order): Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Barack Obama