Jake Gibson

Jake Gibson

Co-founder and Advisor of NerdWallet

Jake Gibson is the co-founder and advisor of NerdWallet, a startup focused on offering price-comparison tools for financial products. Prior to joining the company, Gibson did a long stint at JPMorgan Chase, where he traded derivatives and managed new automated trading technologies.

15 Recent Stories

First Things First: The 5 Secrets to Prioritization
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First Things First: The 5 Secrets to Prioritization

In the world of startups, entrepreneurs have very little time. To help organize tasks and responsibilities, consider these tips.
5 Essential Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Conferences
Marketing

5 Essential Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Conferences

Conferences can be either extremely boring or extremely useful. Here are a few tips on making the most of your time at these events.
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.
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Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
Why Having an 'Open-Door' Policy Is Imperative for a Scaling Company
Leadership

Why Having an 'Open-Door' Policy Is Imperative for a Scaling Company

As a startup grows into a company, maintaining open communication will help ensure trust – a necessity for employee engagement, productivity and innovation.
The Best Software Tools to Run a Startup
Technology

The Best Software Tools to Run a Startup

Time and money are precious commodities for entrepreneurs. With not much of either, here are a few tools to help run your media startup more efficiently, while also saving you a few bucks.
Going the Distance: How Improving Your Health Helps Improve Your Bottom Line
Lifestyle

Going the Distance: How Improving Your Health Helps Improve Your Bottom Line

Instead of spending all day, every day at work, get out and exercise. Not only will it be good for your soul but also your company.
Startup Leadership: How to Find Your Own Replacement
Leadership

Startup Leadership: How to Find Your Own Replacement

Founders often reach a point when they need to hand over the reins to a more experienced person. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make the transition process easier.
Bringing on New Hires: Steer Clear of Disaster With These 6 Steps
Leadership

Bringing on New Hires: Steer Clear of Disaster With These 6 Steps

Onboarding employees can be tricky, as often new hires feel left in the dust, resulting in less engagement at work. Here are six steps to ensure your hiring strategy is a success.
Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses
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Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

While many large corporations loath failure, in the startup world it is often celebrated. When failure occurs, here is how to make the most of it.
Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'
Leadership

Leading the Way out of the (Silicon) Valley of 'Gender Inequality'

Silicon Valley, among other entrepreneurial hubs, has long been thought of as a boy's club. One startup went against the grain and couldn't be happier with the results.
Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book
Leadership

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

While many business books tout answers to startup problems, entrepreneurs aren't going to learn everything in a hundred pages. Instead, they need to get out there and make it happen.
Nurturing Your 'Baby:' Starting a Family While Running a Startup
Lifestyle

Nurturing Your 'Baby:' Starting a Family While Running a Startup

As a father and a CEO of a startup, Jake Gibson offers up insight on how he manages to get it all done.
How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs
Business Management

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

Google has been implementing this strategy since its startup heydays and continues to utilize it even as it workforce has grown to more than 45,000 employees.
Startup HR: How to Compete With Big Firms for Talent
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Startup HR: How to Compete With Big Firms for Talent

With talent wars waging on, startups need some little secret sauce to nab top-tier talent. Here are a few tips.
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How NerdWallet Makes Headlines Without Landing Big VC Bucks

Self-funded startup founders may get to keep all their equity, but the process is no cake walk. Here are three major obstacles of running a bootstrapped company and how to overcome them.

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