2022 Benefit for Stuyvesant - Outstanding Pegleg in Support of NYC Public Schools
Vishal and Better’s COVID-19 relief grant to the Alumni Association was crucial in helping Stuyvesant adjust to remote instruction during the height of the pandemic in 2020. You can read more about it here.
Vishal Garg ’95 is the Founder and CEO of Better, the first and only digital-first homeownership company whose goal is to make home more affordable, more accessible and just plain better, for all Americans and eventually everyone else.
To date, under Vishal’s leadership, Better.com has provided over $40 BN in home financing and provided over $16BN in cumulative coverage through Better Cover and Better Settlement Services, the insurance divisions of Better.com. Better.com has raised over $400M in equity capital and is backed by SoftBank, L Catterton, Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, Ally Bank, American Express, Citi and other investors.
In addition to his role at Better, he serves as the founding partner of One Zero Capital, an investment holding company focused on creating and investing in businesses within consumer finance, technology, and digital marketing. At 21 years old, Vishal dropped out of the investment banking analyst program at Morgan Stanley and started MyRichUncle, which became the second largest private student lender in the United States. It went public in 2005 and was subsequently acquired by Merrill Lynch.
In 2021, Vishal launched a partnership with the Fund for Public Schools in NYC, donating nearly $2M to buy Chromebook, iPads, Wi-Fi hotspots, books and uniforms for over 20,000 NYC public school students from low income backgrounds to better cope with at home and online learning during the COVID pandemic.