John Waupsh is co-founder and CEO of Nerve. Nerve is the creator’s banking app with FDIC-insured business debit, savings, and other money-management tools designed for their business challenges. Nerve also offers public APIs, that among other benefits, enable low-cost and instant payouts for companies serving the creator economy.  

Prior to founding Nerve, John spent 15 years leading product management, R&D and user experience at Kasasa, a fintech company serving more than 800 banks and credit unions and millions of consumers nationwide. John is a keynote speaker, a board member of IFSG (, founder of two record labels discovering and releasing lost music, and a fintech consultant to several banks and credit unions. His book, Bankruption: How Community Banking Can Survive Fintech, is available on Amazon. He enjoys spending time with his kids in his hometown of Austin.