Joyce is the co-founder and executive director of Stellar.org, a nonprofit that supports the open Stellar financial network, designed to catalyze low-cost development of financial services such as savings, lending, and remittances. Stellar.org aims to expand financial services to unbanked people by connecting isolated financial systems, spreading financial literacy, and enabling product solutions at the local level. Joyce graduated from Cornell University, followed by graduate school at Harvard and Columbia Law School. She started her career as an attorney at WilmerHale and Shearman & Sterling. She also worked pro bono at Sanctuary for Families and the Innocence Project and later became a VC at Freestyle Capital. In addition to her current roles, she is also a director’s fellow at the MIT Media Lab and sits on the board of non-profit organization Literacy Bridge.
Matt is the co-founder of Datacoup and the co-organizer of #PDNYC, New York’s largest meetup for discussing the pros and cons of living in the world of ubiquitous digitized personal data. Acknowledging that regular people are the ones generating the information that gets collected and sold for an well over $15 billion a year, Matt founded Datacoup to provide a way for people to get part of that revenue. By using Datacoup, people are informed where their data is collected and receive a portion of the revenue when it’s sold. Prior to founding Datacoup, Matt had a career on Wall Street working in fixed income with Deutsche Bank Securities, CRT Capital and Lehman Brothers.
At Mango Health, Jason Oberfest has been using the principles of social game design to develop consumer health products that inspire good health in new ways
Stalnaker presents his own digital currency Ven at PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON and explains how a new monetary system could help remedy our current financial woes.