In 2014, as the city of Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in protests following the police shooting death of an unarmed Black teenager, an Oxford-educated African American Wall Street executive sat in his office and considered ways to address social inequities by closing the racial wealth gap. Two years later that executive, Wole Coaxum, launched Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. [MoCaFi], as a digital banking platform that would target the more than 50 million unbanked and underbanked people in the U.S. Today, MoCaFi is a Black-owned and led fintech that has enrolled more than 25,000 users, raised more than $6M in seed rounds, collaborated with Fortune 100 companies, and established a presence in major U.S. cities. On June 19, 2020 — Juneteenth — MoCaFi will unveil an upgraded banking platform and a Black wealth blueprint designed to empower individuals and businesses over the next 10 years.

The most devastating moments have the power to create impactful change.

When protests erupted in 2014, in the City of Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, Wole Coaxum decided his course of action to combat the racial and social inequities plaguing Black Americans was to take on closing the racial wealth gap. Two years after this pivotal moment, Wole Coaxum launched Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. a digital banking platform on a mission to bridge the economic mobility gap by targeting more  than 50 million unbanked and underbanked people in the U.S.

A Blueprint for Economic Emancipation

Perceptions rooted in an oppressive history – where blacks were brought to the United States as slaves – created and continue to hold open the 500 year gap. There is no balance of social justice without economic justice. MoCaFi has an agenda: To design and implement the blueprint for an integrative financial ecosystem that will empower black households and businesses in America to move from dependence to independence over the next ten years.

MoCaFi’s objectives in the empowerment of Black households and businesses:
To collaborate with community organizations, local officials, and area businesses in targeted cities to address unbanked and underbanked communities of color by providing affordable banking and credit counseling services.

To increase African American homeownership by 100% in designated cities.
To work in concert with cities to implement a plan for African American business hubs and to provide resources that support shop locally initiatives, fund business startups, and create entrepreneur mentoring consortiums.

Rising High Enough to
Bridge the Gap

MoCaFi Mobility Bank Account

MoCaFi is a New York City MWBE Certified financial technology company that offers an array of financial products and services including FDIC-insured bank accounts. MoCaFi works with vulnerable populations in a low-cost, safe, and responsible way by providing banking services for the communities who are traditionally left out of the system. MoCaFi is working to close the wealth gap for vulnerable communities and help small businesses that are too often unable to access capital.

WE'RE ON A MISSION...

MoCaFi was founded to be the community bank of the future, providing low-cost personalized access to banking, credit, and wealth-building financial services that guide your path to economic mobility.

We’re disrupting the $144 billion alternative financial services industry with affordable, credit-building financial products. Our mission is to help communities transition out of financial vulnerability to economic prosperity.

“Families forced to rely on exploitative financial services – like payday lenders, check cashing spots or pawn shops – often spend more for these than they do on food. There has to be a better way.” — Wole Coaxum, Founder and CEO, MoCaFi

TEAM

Wole Coaxum

Founder & CEO

Steve Royster

Product and Marketing

Stanley Toussaint

Business Development

Marjorie Fields-Harris

Public Relations

Eyal Megged

Finance & Operations

Bill Stephney

Consultant and Advisor

Frances Ferguson

Corporate & Municipal Cards

Purelife Spence

Help Desk

Iquan Worthington

Creative Director

Rasheedah Billups

Content and Community Manager

Castleigh Johnson

Credit Risk

Matias Abrego

Business Operations

Mika Cashaw

Technology

Henry Thoman

Legal & Compliance

Manyell Akinfe-Reed

Financial Education