Jimmy Chen is the founder and CEO of Propel. Propel builds Fresh EBT, a free smartphone app that enables food stamp recipients to manage their benefits, save money, and build their careers. Fresh EBT is used by over a million families across the country each month and has over 15,000 five-star reviews. Originally founded through the Blue Ridge Labs Fellowship @ Robin Hood Foundation, Propel has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine, and their investors include Andreessen Horowitz, the Omidyar Network, Kevin Durant, and Nas. Previously, Chen was a Product Manager at Facebook, where he led the Facebook Groups team. He has also worked at LinkedIn, Yahoo, and the World Bank. Chen has a degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018