In addition to being Founder and General Partner of SWS Venture Capital, Steve Streit is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Green Dot Corporation and the Founder and Chairman of Green Dot Bank. Steve began Green Dot in 1999 and invented the prepaid debit card industry, bringing the first reloadable prepaid debit card to retail stores nearly 20 years ago. Since those early days, Green Dot has grown from a start-up that began at a table in Steve’s bedroom into a financial technology leader with multiple products, services, and millions of customers—including its revolutionary Banking as a Service cloud-based platform.

Additionally, Steve serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Los Angeles branch, has been named a two-time EY entrepreneur of the Year and is ranked among Bank Innovation’s 10 Most Innovative CEO’s in Banking. Through his family charity, Patti’s Way, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, Steve advocates for, and provides grants to children and their single parent or guardian who apply at PattisWay.org.