Internet infrastructure for government social programs
Forage is a third-party processor (TPP) and pin provider that helps all grocers and platforms accept EBT online. Forage works with merchants throughout USDA application and tech integration processes, which has reduced time to launch from approximately 18 months to 6 months. With Forage, merchants gain access to 42 million Americans and a $200 billion EBT spend while allowing low-income individuals and families to utilize their services.
Forage is hiring a Platform Relationship Specialist (PRS) to provide our customers, grocery platforms, grocers, and merchants guidance and support during the technical integration and USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) onboarding process.
Once the sales team has signed a customer, the PRS will assist the customer with their FNS application and can accept EBT online. The PRS will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns the customer may have.
The PRS will partner closely with others (sales team, engineering, platform partners, government agencies, etc.) to provide the best possible experience for the customer. These include working sessions that help advance them through critical steps in the onboarding process.
🗺️ Founders: Justin, former Chief of Staff at Newsela, where he led their Series B round from Kleiner Perkins and Mark Zuckerburg, and Victor, the Software Lead at Robo3D, where he built their hardware and software infrastructure
👨👩👧👦 Helping hundreds of families put food on their table (and growing)
🤝 Partnered with LA County, San Diego County, and other government organizations
💼 Backers including Y Combinator, Mucker Capital, Banana Capital, CEO's and Operators from Brigit, Mercury, Instacart, Gumroad, early Palantir Folks, and more
We have built strategic partnerships across platforms, merchants and state governments:
With Forage merchants can go to market and turn on revenue 6-9 months faster, this is fintech meets govtech meets impact.
We are always intellectually honest. We value independence and don’t micromanage. We know we’ll be wrong a lot, and that’s okay. We also trust everyone on the team by default - trust doesn’t have to be earned. It can only be broken by not being transparent.
By design, we avoid excessive perfectionism. If something is perfect, it usually means we’ve spent too long on it. We always experiment, and often scrap things and try them a different way.
Forage is an online payment solution for government subsidies— the Stripe for the American social safety net. Our main product helps online grocers accept food stamps online. We built a simple and government-approved API that any developer can install.
To create digital equity for everyone in America.
To build online payment technology that empowers people.
We're always looking for smart, talented, and driven individuals to help further our mission. Feel free to submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know why you'd like to work for Forage.