In a world where fintech is so hot right now and investors are blown away by their enthusiasm for space, Chime has managed to ride the wave to perfection. The company has raised more than $ 2.6 billion, including $ 750 million this year.
The startup, playing in the toll-free banking space, now has a valuation of $ 25 billion. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that an IPO is on the horizon for the startup.
So we’re more than excited to announce that Chime Founder and CEO Chris Britt will be joining us for an upcoming episode of TechCrunch Live (formerly Extra Crunch Live). Britt will be joined by Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures, who led the company’s Series C funding in 2018.
TechCrunch Live is a free weekly event that allows members of the public to connect with founders and the investors who fund them to learn how to build better venture-backed companies. We talk about what attracted investors to the business, how the founder chose to partner with these particular investors, and how they work together and move the business forward, going forward.
In the second half of each episode, audience founders are encouraged to jump onto our virtual stage and showcase their products, receiving live commentary from our esteemed duos.
TechCrunch Live is free to anyone who wants to attend live, but only TechCrunch + members have access to the full library of TechCrunch Live content on demand.
This episode of TCL goes down on October 13 at 12 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. EDT. We’ll see each other there!