Joyce Kim is the cofounder and executive director of nonprofit Stellar.org. 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
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Joyce Kim was selected as a 2015 PopTech Fellow for her work with Stellar.org.
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Joyce Kim is working to bring seamless financial services to everyone, anywhere in the world, even the unbanked.
Nonprofits and their impact inside of the technology world.
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.
Stellar is building an open-source protocol for payments (similar to how Internet Protocol laid the groundwork for the internet).
PSFK spoke to Joyce Kim, co-founder and Executive Director of Stellar, about the importance of thinking globally and designing locally.
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.