Pro Athletes Support FinTech Startup Empowering Employees to Improve Financial Health
NEW YORK, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DailyPay, a financial solutions company that reduces employee turnover through instant access to wages, announced the addition of two high profile angel investors: Dontari Poe, defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons and two-time Pro Bowler, and Jalen Mills, cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The athletes, who are represented by Omar Sillah of Spectra Management Advisors, are passionate about investing in technology that empowers underserved Americans to take control of their financial well-being.
The players' backgrounds and current non-profit endeavors attracted them to DailyPay. Poe was raised in Memphis, Tennessee by a single mother. After being drafted in the first round into the NFL in 2012, he started the Poe Man's Dream Foundation to give underserved middle and high school students opportunities and resources to succeed. Part of the foundation involves introducing high school students to the tech industry, which led Poe to begin investing in socially-minded tech companies. Mills was raised by a single mom in the Dallas, Texas area. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2016 from Louisiana State University. DailyPay is Mills' first tech startup investment.