Credo Mobile was founded back in 1985. Originally named Working Assets, the company was founded as a business that would channel profits to fund progressive social change.
The idea was simple; each time a customer used its service to do things they would normally do each day (use long distance, check a phone number, or use a credit card) the company would send a donation to non-profit groups such as Planned Parenthood or Rainforest Action Network.
The company changed its name in 2007 to Credo Mobile. The credit card is still in use under the name Working Assets.
In 2012, the company launched the “CREDO SuperPAC. ” Unlike other super PACs, the point was not to support candidates but to oppose certain candidates.
Also unlike other corporate super PACs, CREDO SuperPAC focused more on grassroots, volunteer-driven activism than on buying television advertisements. Its stated aim was to defeat candidates affiliated with the Tea Party Movement.
In November 2016, the company announced that it was involved in a long-standing legal battle regarding NSLs.
Credo Mobile maintains a corporate office in San Francisco, California.