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Meet Our Founders: Mavis Gragg

Mavis Gragg

HeirShares – MICRO Spring 2023

Published July 12, 2023

As part of our ‘Meet Our Founders’ series today, we introduce Mavis Gragg, CEO of HeirShares based in Durham, NC. HeirShares provides education and tech-driven solutions to families and service providers for family owned real estate.

Q: What problem are you trying to solve and what influenced you to start your company?

A: We are seeking to make it easier and more affordable for families to maintain real estate as an intergenerational asset through technology. I needed tools like HeirShares is building when I worked with these families to resolve legal issues.

Q: When did you know you wanted to take an entrepreneurial path?

A: I knew I wanted to take an entrepreneurial path when I discovered that it was the only way I could truly do the work that I care most about with the people I care most about.


While visiting Durham, Mavis recommends:

  • Everyone visiting Durham should take a hike at Horton Grove Nature Preserve or swim at Campus Hills pool. Also, have brunch at Mescalito’s and take in some art at Pop Box Gallery.

Support HeirShares and Mavis by:

  • Join our learning platform Death and Dirt!