Chime in the New Year Targeted Offers and $8 Million in Funding
Good evening, Chime is ringing in the new year with a new promo called Chime in the New Year. I received an email this afternoon and there are some good offers. I will show you how the promo works. If you are new to Chime, please read this post.
After you log into your Chime account, there is a new tab in the upper right corner called Resolutions (link).
This next part is very important. The option you click will be permanent and you will only see offers from that category. You cannot change your mind later on. I selected Travel More and here are the 4 travel related offers available.
It appears that the offers are pretty limited, so I would recommend participating in each offer you are interested in pretty soon. I plan on buying a $50 Southwest Airlines eGift Card to trigger the 10% cash back offer.
From my dad’s account, I clicked on Be Active and here are the gym-related offers available. If someone chooses Learn Something, please take a screenshot and email it to me so I can include it in this post. Thank you.
I was skeptical of Chime’s long term success (they lose money on every cash back offer), but I was happy to see that they received some additional funding. Here is a press release from November 5, 2014 about the Chime’s $8 million funding:
Chime has secured $8 million in funding in a round led by Crosslink Capital. The other investors were Homebrew, Forerunner Ventures and PivotNorth Capital. Based in San Francisco, Chime is a bank account and rewards app for millennials.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chime (www.chimecard.com), the bank account and rewards app for mobile millennials, has received $8 million in funding led by Crosslink Capital along with seed investors Homebrew, Forerunner Ventures and PivotNorth Capital.
Chime delivers a mobile banking alternative for the smart-phone generation that rewards consumers with more spending power and control.
The company has introduced a mobile-first debit card and location-based rewards app. A Chime account offers ubiquitous acceptance, personalized rewards and instant cash back with no overdraft or monthly fees.
“Millennials are seeking alternatives to traditional banks. They’re avoiding credit and want services that put the mobile experience first,” said Chime CEO Chris Britt. “Chime is reimagining banking and payments with a fresh approach designed to give consumers the control of a debit account with instant rewards when they pay.”
Chime’s management team includes CEO Chris Britt, formerly a senior executive at Green Dot & Visa and Ryan King, former VP engineering at social networking pioneer Plaxo (sold to Comcast Interactive Media).
“We believe Chime has the opportunity be a leader in payments and a trusted financial services brand for both young adults and the broader population,” said Jim Feuille, General Partner at Crosslink Capital.
Mr. Britt is speaking at the Money 2020 conference today during the Launchpad 360 program.
Based in San Francisco, Chime partners with FDIC-insured banks to design and deliver innovative financial services products for a mobile generation.
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