I am saddened today to learn that MX co-founder and CTO Brandon Dewitt passed away after a five-year battle with cancer. I’ve always enjoyed competing in the marketplace, but I’ve enjoyed the people much more. At Finicity, we have known Brandon for a long time. We enjoyed talking with him about his unique entrepreneurial ideas and passion for helping others through financial inclusion.

His role as a member of the Silicon Slopes community and his impact, not only on MX but on emerging founders and startups, truly shows how much he cared about others. He was well-known for his love of the MX team and their goals and dreams. Brandon clearly demonstrated a desire to help people easily understand and manage their finances so they could meet their goals and focus on the important things in life. We also now see that he modeled perseverance, determination and an example of helping others all while he was in his own major battle.

As he said, “I feel it’s crucial that those in a position of experience and success turn around and pay it forward to those who are just starting out―just like we all once were.”

We are genuinely sorry for the loss. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and everyone at MX in this time of grief.

In lieu of flowers, MX has asked that people donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For donations made in Brandon’s name, MX will be matching all donations dollar-for-dollar. To donate, visit Gift Funds: Brandon Dewitt – Gift Funds for St. Jude.