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Kikoff is a personal finance platform offering credit-building solution. The company headquartered in San Francisco aims to provide fair, effective, and simple pathways to meet your financial goals.

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INDUSTRY Financial Services
Culture Values
Inclusive & Diverse
Inclusive & Diverse
Startup Mindset
Startup Mindset
Collaboration over Competition
Collaboration over Competition
Growth & Learning
Growth & Learning
Mission Driven
Mission Driven
Passion for Exploration
Passion for Exploration
Rapid Growth
Rapid Growth
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Strong leadership / engineering org

3/18/2024 - Computer Systems Analyst
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- Talented engineering org - Proactive / open dialog leadership - Fun company events / hackathons - Good office culture


- Needs more engineers / data folks
What is Kikoff?
What is Kikoff?
The system is broken. Help us build a better way.

Help us build refreshingly fair, effective, and simple pathways for consumers to meet their financial goals.

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WHAT SETS US APART Why work with Kikoff?

Equal opportunity for everyone. Building a more inclusive financial system starts with building an inclusive team. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated equally, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Talent. We know the ins and outs of credit building, having worked at major financial technology companies. We care deeply about improving financial access for everyone.

About Kikoff

Kikoff, a personal finance platform, offers a straightforward credit-building solution with no fees, 0% interest, and no credit inquiry. Many people don't have the credit scores they deserve, and Kikoff aims to change that by providing an accessible and affordable credit-building solution. It's the fastest-growing and top-rated credit-building mobile app, suitable for those new to credit or seeking an extra boost. Kikoff's ambition goes beyond credit building; they're developing a personal finance platform to help consumers attain financial wellness. With a mission rooted in personal experiences, Kikoff strives to offer fair, effective, and straightforward pathways to financial goals. As a Series B company, Kikoff has secured over $42 million in total funding, with investments from notable firms like Portage Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, GGV, Coatue, Core Innovation Capital, and NBA star Stephen Curry. Founded in 2019, Kikoff is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

TOTAL FLEXIBILITY: San Francisco, Reno, Anywhere. The company prioritizes remote work as the primary mode of operation. Even for those residing in close proximity to our San Francisco offices, you are fully encouraged to continue working from the comfort of your home, pajamas and all.
About the founder
Photo of the rising woman Cynthia Chen The Founder

Cynthia is the co-founder and CEO of Kikoff, a purpose-driven startup dedicated to assisting individuals in establishing credit without any cost. She is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of building three FinTech unicorns prior to Kikoff. Additionally, she engages in investments in startup ventures, both within the U.S. and emerging markets.

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD Backed by leading Silicon Valley investors. Kikoff has garnered the trust of prominent investors in Silicon Valley, including specialized venture capital firms focused on social impact and fintech. The company is dedicated to advancing financial equality.
In the press | Kikoff on CNBC

Review of Kikoff: A Credit-Building Solution for Just $5 per Month Kikoff provides a revolving line of credit and reports your payment history to both Equifax and Experian.

MAKE AN IMPACT Build your career at Kikoff.

As an organization, they empower their team members to attain their objectives and foster mutual growth through the provision of a collaborative and open workplace.

In the Press | Kikoff on Authority Magazine

Cynthia Chen of Kikoff: “Investing During The Pandemic; What Should I Do With My Money Considering All of the Volatility and Uncertainty Today”

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Recent News
Crunchbase News

Kikoff Launches With $42.5M In Funding To Help Users Build Credit

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Business Wire

Credit Builder Kikoff Announces Launch With Over $42M In Funding

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Yahoo! Finance

Kikoff raises $30M for its hybrid consumer-credit and financial-literacy service

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