PrizePool’s mission is to incentivize Americans to build a better financial foundation.

Frank Chien
CEO, Co-Founder

Originally from the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, Frank put down his surfboard to study Business Administration and Economics at the University of Washington, then was a Product Manager at Microsoft and Consultant at Deloitte. Frank moved to San Francisco in 2007 to join Facebook. Before founding PrizePool, Frank cofounded LearnSprout, an EdTech data analytics company, which was acquired by Apple in 2015. At Apple, Frank was in Product Marketing focused on their Education and Enterprise products. These days, when Frank isn’t hard at work on PrizePool, he’s hanging out with his family.

Joe Woo
CTO & Co-Founder

Born in sunny Pullman, Washington, Joe grew up in the rather moister Seattle area and got his Computer Science degree at the University of Washington. He studied abroad in Hong Kong and has traveled up and down the West Coast of the US and Canada playing competitive soccer (goalie) in tournaments, and even made the Seattle Sounders youth team. Joe was a PM at Microsoft until 2011 when he moved to San Francisco knowing three people, including Frank, and cofounded LearnSprout, which was acquired by Apple in 2015. At Apple, Joe was an Engineering Manager focused on their education products. Besides PrizePool, Joe enjoys playing poker (Pot Limit Omaha), video games, and learning about financial independence, three-fund portfolios, and how to get enough credit card points to never pay for air travel again.


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