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Why We Invested:
In the famously customer satisfaction-challenged banking category, Chime was conceived in 2012—the early days of ‘challenger banks’—with a distinct mission to help its members achieve financial peace of mind. Led by a team of financial technology leaders, a product roadmap fully attuned to modern customers’ needs, and a revenue model aligned with customer happiness, Chime was a bet on the future of personal finance, with the customer front-and-center.
About Chime
Year Founded
2012
Investment Theme
Direct channel pioneers
Company Founders
Chris Britt and Ryan King
Website
Year Invested
2013
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Headquarters
San Francisco
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Meet the Founders:
Chris Britt and Ryan King
Meet the Founders:
Chris Britt and Ryan King
Chime was founded by entrepreneurial finance and technology leaders Chris Britt (CEO) and Ryan King (CTO), collectively inspired by market gaps observed at Visa, Green Dot, Comcast, and Plaxo. Before founding Chime, CEO Chris was the Chief Product Officer and SVP, Corporate Development at Green Dot. Prior to that, Chris held roles as a senior product leader at Visa and as one of the first executives at ComScore. CTO Ryan was previously VP of Engineering of Plaxo, an early social networking pioneer that was acquired by Comcast Interactive Media, where he went on to be the CTO of Comcast’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center.
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