39 min

Jimmy Chen, Founder & CEO of Propel -- Making America's Safety Net More User-Friendly Wharton FinTech Podcast

    • Technology

Gabriela Ariana Campoverde sits down with Jimmy Chen, CEO of Propel, a software company dedicated to helping low-income Americans improve their financial health. Propel’s mobile app provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, benefits users with the ability to check their benefit balance -- which was only previously available over a 1-800 number, and more recently offers users a checking account and debit card.

In this episode we discuss:
- Propel’s app which today has 5 million active users
- Propel’s vision to become a one-stop-shop to manage government benefits and other income, side-by-side
- The ways in which the company stood by their users during the pandemic
- All about the company’s culture
- And so much more!

Jimmy Chen
Jimmy is the Founder and CEO of Propel. Previously, Jimmy was a Product Manager at Facebook, where he led product for Facebook Groups and prior to Facebook worked at LinkedIn. He is passionate about making America's safety net more user-friendly. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied Symbolic Systems.

Propel
Propel builds software dedicated to helping low-income Americans improve their financial health. For additional information on Propel, please visit joinpropel.com and www.joinproviders.com | Twitter: twitter.com/joinproviders

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Gabriela’s Twitter: twitter.com/byGabyC

Gabriela’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gcampoverde

Gabriela Ariana Campoverde sits down with Jimmy Chen, CEO of Propel, a software company dedicated to helping low-income Americans improve their financial health. Propel’s mobile app provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, benefits users with the ability to check their benefit balance -- which was only previously available over a 1-800 number, and more recently offers users a checking account and debit card.

In this episode we discuss:
- Propel’s app which today has 5 million active users
- Propel’s vision to become a one-stop-shop to manage government benefits and other income, side-by-side
- The ways in which the company stood by their users during the pandemic
- All about the company’s culture
- And so much more!

Jimmy Chen
Jimmy is the Founder and CEO of Propel. Previously, Jimmy was a Product Manager at Facebook, where he led product for Facebook Groups and prior to Facebook worked at LinkedIn. He is passionate about making America's safety net more user-friendly. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he studied Symbolic Systems.

Propel
Propel builds software dedicated to helping low-income Americans improve their financial health. For additional information on Propel, please visit joinpropel.com and www.joinproviders.com | Twitter: twitter.com/joinproviders

For more FinTech insights, follow us below:

Medium: medium.com/wharton-fintech

WFT Twitter: twitter.com/whartonfintech

Gabriela’s Twitter: twitter.com/byGabyC

Gabriela’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gcampoverde

39 min

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