At Step we are committed to building an equitable platform that ensures every single teenager––regardless of their race, gender or socioeconomic status––can gain access to critical financial tools and education."
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The world’s most innovative companies play an essential role in addressing the most pressing issues facing society, whether they’re fighting climate change by spurring decarbonization efforts, ameliorating the strain on supply chains or helping us reconnect with one another over shared passions."
Step’s mission is to improve the financial futures of the next generation by giving Gen Z the tools they need to start making smart money decisions today. Through the Step App, teens and their parents gain access to a free, FDIC insured bank account, Step Visa Card (with no monthly or minimum fees) and P2P payments platform, enabling teens to start building a positive credit history now while teaching them how to budget, save and spend smarter so they can live life on their own terms.
To join our growing team of innovative problem solvers and financial literacy warriors, visit: www.step.com/careers.
Step was founded by financial industry veterans CJ MacDonald and Alexey Kalinichenko to provide teens and their families with financial tools for today’s modern-day banking needs and to promote financial literacy for the future. The founding team has 50+ years in combined financial technology experience from companies like Affirm, Block, Google, Gyft, Stripe and Wealthfront. The Series C company has raised more than $175 million in venture funding, backed by Coatue, Collaborative Fund, Crosslink Capital, General Catalyst and several other prominent investors. Step has nearly 3 million customers and its financial products are powered by its bank partner, Evolve Bank & Trust, Member FDIC and insured up to $250,000. To learn more, please visit: www.step.com.
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