We believe in the power of community


We’ve helped American families avoid over $50 million in student loan debt and we’re just getting started.

Our mission is to revolutionize how Americans save money by making the process more collaborative.

Our values

We’re building a different kind of
finance company: one where our interests are aligned with yours.

  • Teamwork

    You shouldn’t have to go it alone,
    so we’re making finance social.

  • Simplicity

    Smart should never mean complex,
    so we focus on what matters.

  • Universality

    Every family deserves the best
    advice there is, not just rich ones.

  • Transparency

    We believe in 100% transparent
    pricing, so there are no hidden fees.

Our team

Backed by top investors, our team has decades of combined experience in technology and financial services.


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Jordan Lee


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Jeremy Feit

Head of Operations

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Mathieu Lajugie

Head of Engineering

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Katya Skorobogatova

Head of Growth

Board and advisors

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Jim Feille

Crosslink Capital

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Dan Macklin

Co-founder, SoFi

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Jennifer Carolan

Reach Capital

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Tom Blaisdell

CEO, AlignPact

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Miriam Rivera

Ulu Ventures

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David Rochon

President, Upromise

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Ryan Caldbeck

CEO, CircleUp

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Andrew Sutherland

Founder, Quizlet

Select investors

CrossLink Capital Rally Ventures Correlation Ventures Expansion Venture Capital Ulu Ventures Great Oaks Venture Capital Reach Capital Princeton University Tuck Social Venture Fund USC Marshall Venture Fund

The Backer Foundation

The Backer Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps families with modest means get started with their college savings. Eligible families can receive $25/month for 6 months.

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Press kit

We love to tell our story. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss college savings, the student debt crisis, and how collaboration is transforming finance.

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  • "One of the smartest ways to get ahead of the game and keep your child's student loan debt to a minimum is to open a tax-free 529 college savings plan" through Backer.
  • Backer "combines crowdfunding, robo-investment advice, and 529 college savings plans" and "makes it easy for friends and family to contribute to your child's education."
  • Backer "advises users online about 529 investments... and lets savers share a special link that lets relatives and friends donate online."
  • Backer "guides users through the process of creating a tax-free investment fund, letting them seamlessly link their bank accounts for one-time or automatic contributions, and allowing them to track the progress of their nest eggs."
  • Backer "aims to assist parents in choosing the right plan. No sit-down with a banker required; once you figure out which plan is right for you, you can both open your account and manage it online."
  • Backer "sets up 529s on users' behalf, simplifying a sometimes confusing state-level process, and enables contributions from grandparents and friends."

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