TipGenie is based in Mountain View, California and founded by Elle Rustique, PhD, an educator turned social entrepreneur whose mother’s experience as a housekeeper influenced TipGenie’s mission
We’re an early stage fintech company with a social mission: To bring cashless tipping to the service industry and professionally and financially empower tipped service workers in the process.
We aspire to build emotionally-intelligent products that will educate consumers, empower employees, and enable businesses to make better, data driven decisions.
We believe in bringing humanity with technology. We believe that technology has the power to improve lives — for everyone. Solutions for financial inclusion exist — it’s the accessibility of technology that keeps those who would most benefit from solutions from using it.
That’s why our current focus is improving financial health and using technology to enable financial inclusion.
Our strategy is to optimize existing mobile and financial technology to design more meaningful forms of cashless payments for the tipped service industry. Cashless tipping is our vehicle for social change.
We’re excited to creating a service-centered ecosystem in which payment transactions, actionable insights, and appreciation powers a self-sustaining cycle of financial value and economic benefits for all stakeholders.