Tyler Griffin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Ty is incredibly excited to be CFSI’s first Entrepreneur in Residence. A former CEO of a Financial Solutions Lab company (Prism Money), Ty works with the FSL to enhance the program and is a mentor to the Lab companies. Ty also works with CFSI more broadly to advance its goals to work alongside innovative companies developing promising new financial solutions. Given his experiences helping his former customers with the often expensive and frustrating chore of paying their bills on time every month, Ty is passionate about improving the financial health of all Americans, from avoiding day-to-day mistakes to achieving overall financial independence.

Prior to working with CFSI, Ty founded Prism Money, a consumer-focused bill payment startup, which was acquired in early 2016. Prior to starting Prism, Tyler worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at JPMorgan’s and Citigroup’s Investment Banking offices in New York City as well as at a middle-market private equity fund. Ty graduated from Northwestern University in 2005 with a BA in history.

Ty holds a commercial pilot certificate and lives with his wife in Seattle, with whom he shares a love of hiking, SCUBA diving, and literature.