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Kenneth Lin

Founder and CEOCredit Karma

Oakland, CA

Member Since May 2023


Kenneth Lin is the CEO and founder of Credit Karma, a consumer technology platform on a mission to champion financial progress for all. Ken founded Credit Karma in 2007 with the vision of providing transparency and simplicity to the credit industry – an industry built around prioritizing banks, not consumers. Today, Credit Karma serves nearly 130 million members in the US, UK and Canada and employs more than 1,500 people who are dedicated to building products to help members manage all aspects of their financial lives. Ken holds a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Boston University.

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Company details

Credit Karma

Company bio

Founded in 2007 by Ken Lin, Credit Karma, an Intuit company, is a consumer technology company with nearly 130 million members in the United States, U.K. and Canada. In 2020, Intuit acquired Credit Karma for $8.1 billion and the company continues to operate independently. While best known for pioneering free credit scores, customers turn to Credit Karma for everything related to their financial goals, including identity monitoring, applying for credit cards, shopping for loans (car, home and personal), auto insurance, savings accounts and checking accounts.



Area of focus

Personal Finance
Financial Services