Phil Yuen is the Chief Executive Officer at Passport and Chief Technology Officer, Head of Special Projects at Tink Labs. He is responsible for product development and leads handy’s Engineering and Development Team.
An experienced entrepreneur and innovator, Phil was part of the famed Y-Combinator First Batch in 2006. He founded and served as the CEO of TextPayMe, the mobile payment system which eventually became Amazon Payments. Following TextPayMe’s success, Phil founded CupidsPlay, a social gaming site later acquired by Zynga, before joining the handy team.
Phil began his tech career at Microsoft, after graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell University. Phil currently holds 19 patents in mobile payments, transactional security, and authorization services.