Sequin (Y Combinator) is a membership-based high-yield checking account (that's right, high interest on checking!) and debit card with built-in education, community, and rewards designed with women's best interests in mind - literally. Vrinda Gupta, the founder and CEO, launched the Chase Sapphire Reserve at Visa, where she was rejected from the credit card she built! She learned that 70% of women today were making avoidable financial mistakes like she was, and embarked on a mission to close gender-based financial gaps. She teamed up with ex-PayPal engineering leader, Mark Thomas, co-founder and CTO, to build a membership-based banking designed to empower women financially. Sequin is backed by high-profile investors such as the Schwab Family, Y Combinator, and IDEO Ventures and is an official Visa partner. The team plans to expand its offerings into a $65B largely untapped market for women's financial products from first bank account to retirement products.
Vrinda Gupta is the CEO & Co-Founder of Sequin, a fintech on a mission to empower women financially. She founded Sequin after being rejected from the very credit card she helped launch (the Chase Sapphire Reserve) at Visa Inc. Vrinda holds an M.B.A from Berkeley Haas and a B.A. from UCLA. She is a proud first-generation Indian immigrant and currently lives in San Francisco, California.
CTO & Co-founder at Sequin Financial