Abby Chao


Abby Chao is Co-Founder & COO of CollegeBacker, an online service that makes saving for college simple, smart, and social.

CollegeBacker helps a parent open a tax-advantaged 529 College Savings Plan in minutes, and then invite family and friends to contribute. Plus, with CollegeBacker Gifts, anyone can kickstart a child’s college fund.


As a founder of CollegeBacker, Abby has helped hundreds of families save and pay for college. Her modern, tech-forward approach helps the new generation of millennial parents use the right financial and social tools to save for college better, together.

Abby began her career at McKinsey & Company as a strategy consultant in financial services, technology, and education. She saw firsthand how millions of Americans often lacked access to the best financial guidance and educational opportunities – and resolved to change this with technology.

Abby's work is also featured in the Daily Worth, Mint Life Blog, and more.


Abby has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.