Chris Dean

Co-founder & CEO


As CEO and Co-Founder of Treasury Prime, Chris is responsible for all aspects of Treasury Prime’s strategy, execution, and operations. Prior to launching Treasury Prime, he served as CTO of “API first” company Standard Treasury. When the startup was acquired by Silicon Valley Bank, he took on the role of CTO of API banking for SVB. Earlier in his career, Chris founded or co-founded software companies including Merced Systems (enterprise software), Kyluka (a consulting firm), and Benefitter (ACA-based health plan.) Chris started his career as technical staff in the Machine Learning Systems Group of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He studied physics at California Institute of Technology.

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25 Questions for Chris Dean about Embedded Banking (Banking as a Service)for Startups

Chris Dean, CEO of Treasury Prime (YC W18) sits down with YC founders from the W22 batch to discuss what it takes to launch a banking product in time for their Demo Day pitch.
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Embedded Banking Q&A with Treasury Prime CEO Chris Dean

When Building a Fintech Company, Take No Shortcuts

Banking is complicated. Anyone who says you can cut corners to launch your product is selling snake oil.
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Been There, Done That, Killed It

Treasury Prime CEO Chris Dean’s Tips to Get You Ready for Demo Day
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Treasury Prime co-founders Chris Dean and Jim Brusstar presenting at YC Demo Day

How to Add Financial Services to Your Product

Watch the whole webinar with Chris and the YC cohort
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Chris Dean webinar with the YC cohort