Challenging RI’s brain drain
Given the lack of wider public attention about the fledgling geek scene, it’s not surprising that most Rhode Islanders have little sense of the wave of new IT and digital media companies taking root locally.
The hidden nature of this boomlet can be seen in how one company, Andera, which helps banks and credit unions to open online accounts, has grown to employ 30 people from a Westminster Street office since Charlie Kroll, now 29, founded it while still an undergraduate at Brown in 2000. Andera has 129 clients around the US, including BankRI, and with 16,000 banks in the US, there’s a lot of room for growth.
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