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NerdWallet was founded in August 2009 by former Wall Street analyst Tim Chen and former JPMorgan Chase option trader Jacob Gibson.[1]

Chen started NerdWallet while looking for a new credit card, creating a spreadsheet of 1,000 credit cards. Chen then helped others shop for credit cards.

In March 2014, NerdWallet hired former LinkedIn VP Dan Yoo to join the company as the chief operating officer. He replaced co-founder Jake Gibson, who shifted to an advisory role at the company.[2]

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NerdWallet is profitable and independent, with no outside investors.


CNNMoney listed NerdWallet among its Top 20 Best Money Sites in 2010.[3] The New York Times recommended NerdWallet to readers, also in 2010.[4]

The Wall Street Journal, NBC and other news outlets have included NerdWallet in their coverage. Consumer advocates Liz Weston and Clark Howard have recommended the company's products as well.


  1. ^ "Press Room". NerdWallet. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Former LinkedIn VP Dan Yoo Joins NerdWallet As COO". TechCrunch. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Best 20 Money Web Sites". CNN. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Schultz, Jennifer. "A New Way to Shop for Credit Cards". Bucks Blog. The New York Times. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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