Jimmy Chen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Propel

Jimmy Chen is the Founder and CEO of Propel. They are the creators of the free Fresh EBT mobile app, which enables EBT cardholders to manage their benefits, save money, and find jobs. Fresh EBT is used by over 3 million low-income Americans across the country each month. Propel’s supporters include the Financial Health Network, Andreessen Horowitz, Kevin Durant, and Serena Williams. Jimmy previously held roles in Product Management at LinkedIn and Facebook, and he founded Propel to use the tools of Silicon Valley to fight poverty. Jimmy went to Stanford University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Often fintechs launch to tackle a big mission – like democratization of financial services, financial inclusion, or financial health. Get to know a fast-growing startup that’s also a for-profit company with investors and stakeholders to satisfy. In this episode, Jennifer talks to Jimmy Chen, founder and CEO of Propel, a software company that aims to fight poverty with technology. Jimmy shares the challenges his fintech faces in navigating the balancing act of growing a business, serving and earning the trust of its customers, and staying true to its financial health mission.