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Joyce Kim - Stellar. San Francisco, , US

Joyce Kim Joyce Kim

Stellar cofounder | Stellar

San Francisco, UNITED STATES

“Dream big and dare to fail.”
– Norman Vaughan






Joyce Kim, Stellar at Fast Forward Demo Day 2015 Joyce Kim: 6 million financial transactions for just 20 cents (Joyce Kim, Stellar)




Joyce Kim is the cofounder and executive director of nonprofit She was previously a VC at Freestyle Capital, an attorney at Wilmer Hale and Sherman & Sterling and pro bono at Sanctuary for Families and the Innocence Project, and a successful entrepreneur. Joyce graduated from Cornell University at the age of 19, followed by graduate school at Harvard and Columbia Law School. She is also a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab

Industry Expertise (8)

VC and Private Equity Corporate Leadership Fund-Raising Non-Profit/Charitable Information Technology and Services Internet Think Tanks Women

Areas of Expertise (7)

Financial Inclusion Distributed Systems Nonprofit Leadership Fintech Technology Startup Entrepreneurship Entrepeneurs

Accomplishments (1)

2015 PopTech Fellow (professional)


Joyce Kim was selected as a 2015 PopTech Fellow for her work with

Media Appearances (2)

Everybody's Internet

BBC World Service Tech Tent  radio


Rewiring the world's money with Stellar.

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Millions of transactions for 20 cents

PopTech  online


Joyce Kim presents on Stellar at PopTech. Find out why the world needs a financial infrastructure upgrade.

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Articles (6)

The woman changing how money moves around the world Fast Company


Joyce Kim is working to bring seamless financial services to everyone, anywhere in the world, even the unbanked.

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How to be nonprofit on purpose Tech Crunch


Nonprofits and their impact inside of the technology world.

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Tech startups chase something other than profits Wall Street Journal


Joyce Kim’s venture isn’t a typical tech startup. It’s not trying to join the billion dollar club, and its goal isn’t to make money.

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Stellar: creating public infrastructure for money Fast Forward


Stellar is building an open-source protocol for payments (similar to how Internet Protocol laid the groundwork for the internet).

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The power of developing platforms not products PSFK


PSFK spoke to Joyce Kim, co-founder and Executive Director of Stellar, about the importance of thinking globally and designing locally.

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Joyce Kim selected as PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Simon's Rock

Joyce envisions a world where money moves as easily as email, and 2 billion people are included in the worldwide economy. She’s dreaming big—but we’d expect nothing less from a graduate of Simon’s Rock.

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