Financial services and products for low-income Americans

Financial Services

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Company mission

To build modern, respectful, effective technology that helps low-income Americans improve their financial health.



HQ Location

Downtown Brooklyn, NY


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14% employee growth in 12 months

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits are used by millions of Americans, but the scheme has long been hampered by a lack of innovation or digitization. Propel offers instant access to balances, plus local offers and discounts, and support in finding work. It also provides a free debit card that can be used for everyday shopping, bills, savings, and online transactions.

Formerly known as Food Stamps, SNAP benefits can be a hassle to use, with some recipients still having to make phone calls to gauge their budget. Propel's users can keep track of and manage their government-provided SNAP benefits from its mobile app, Providers, enabling low-income Americans to make use of this critical safety net more easily.

The Providers app has been used by upwards of 5 million of a potential roughly 40 million people who use SNAP benefits, showcasing both the current reach of the company, and how much space it has in which to grow. With a presence in all 50 states, as well as some territories, Propel raised $50 million in 2022 which it is using to expand its debit card services, widening its reach to a growing customer base.

Total funding - $84.5m

Last 2 fundraises

Sep 2020



Mar 2022



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • Generous vacation policy
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Healthcare and a 401k
  • 16 week parental leave
  • New tech tools
  • Remote first

Company values

  • Listen first
  • We're doers, not philosophers
  • Embrace a growth mindset
  • Light up at our mission


Having studied at Stanford, they worked for 2 years as a LinkedIn Associate Product Manager, before spending a further 2 in the same position at Facebook. They left to co-found Propel in May 2014.

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