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Social Hour: Trailblazing Fintech, Ouro, Celebrates a New Chapter

A celebration of accomplishments and enthusiasm for 2024 with live music, an elegant dinner and surprises for employees, partners and supporters

Roy Sosa, Rikki Hardy and Paul Scott, Richard Child, Yvonne Devany, Heather Honeycutt, Corine North, Darren Riffe, George Siter; Alison Roscoe; Frances Pinedo; Bertrand Sosa

Trailblazing fintech Ouro celebrated a new chapter with an unforgettable celebration at the iconic ACL Live. The event commemorated Ouro’s two-decade journey from its start as Netspend to its founders’ return and paid tribute to the Austin community and others who have supported it along the way. With 700 employees, partners, and supporters celebrating, the evening vibrated with Ouro’s optimism and dynamism.

Bertrand Sosa, Ouro president and co-founder_ Chris Cruz, Ouro investor and partner, Searchlight Capital Partners_ Roy Sosa, Ouro CEO and co-founder_photo by Stan Martin
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Bertrand Sosa, Chris Cruz & Roy Sosa

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Ouro Holiday Event Entrance

Bertrand Sosa_ Liliana Rivera_ Charisma Gamez_ Melinda Aguirre_ Roy Sosa_photo by Stan Martin
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Bertrand Sosa, Liliana Rivera, Charisma Gamez, Melinda Aguirre & Roy Sosa

Ali Khan_ Derek Lothringer_ Chris Cruz_ Bertrand Sosa_ Michael Weissman_ Roy Sosa_photo by Stan Martin
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Ali Khan, Derek Lothringer, Chris Cruz, Bertrand Sosa, Michael Weissman & Roy Sosa

The meticulously curated evening started with an employee-only gathering and an elegant dinner. Local Food Network and Cooking Channel host and food writer Ali Khan welcomed guests and hosted an entertaining awards program recognizing exceptional talent and dedication by employees and partners in the Ouro family. 

The renowned venue came alive with thrilling musical performances by MAGIC GIANT and Teddy Swims in a private concert that left a lasting impression on all attendees along with DJ Cassandra’s concluding set and a few unexpected surprises for guests.

Ouro Holiday Event Emcee Ali Khan_Stan Martin
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Ouro Holiday Event Emcee Ali Khan

MAGIC GIANT lead singer Austin Bisnow and guests_photo by Stan Martin
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MAGIC GIANT Lead Singer, Austin Bisnow

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Teddy Swims

Celebrating with partners, friends, and family created a palpable sense of unity and excitement throughout the evening. It underscored Ouro’s dedication to creating unique and memorable experiences for its community and brought to life its ethos of innovation, inclusion and community.

Ouro’s bash was a poignant reminder of the company’s journey thus far, a heartfelt thank you to its supporters, and an enthusiastic welcome to the opportunities and challenges of 2024. Ouro steps into 2024 with the energy and enthusiasm generated from this incredible evening. As the company continues to grow and evolve, it does so with the support and energy of a community united in its passion for progress and possibility, a community that finds its roots in the innovative spirit of Austin.