Kris Read is co-founder of Neo Financial, Canada’s first digital banking platform designed to support local businesses while providing Canadians a better way to grow and manage their money. Founded in 2019, Neo Financial has raised more than $114 million in funding through top-tier investors (like Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures), has grown to over 500 employees, and has been recognized as one of top tech startups in Canada.
Prior to Neo, Kris spent his early years as a developer in the Canadian startup scene, and was CTO at influential crypto-currency startup Vogogo Inc. Kris also led Software Development at San Francisco startup Lottery.com, and traveled the world as a consultant to startups and global tech companies. He is a published author and speaker at conferences, including Agile and O’Reilly OSCON; Kris holds a Master’s in Software Engineering.
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