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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #144: Sponsored by Juvo

Juvo Girl Geek Dinner

Juvo is hosting a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm in downtown San Francisco!

Come listen to Juvo girl geeks speaking about engineering, marketing, support, and life at a small startup at Juvo’s new office.

Juvo is a Latin word that means, “To aid, help, delight.” Our vision is financial inclusion for all. Juvo was founded with an overarching mission: to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy, yet financially excluded. In partnership with mobile network operators, Juvo’s proprietary Identity Scoring technology uses data science, machine learning, and game mechanics to create an identity-based relationship with anonymous prepaid users, opening up access to otherwise unattainable mobile financial services.

Juvo just completed a $40 million Series B funding round with funding from by top-tier VCs including NEA, Wing Venture, and Freestyle Capital. We’re hiring!

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Twitter: @Juvo_mobile @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #JuvoGirlGeekDinner

Juvo Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Registration, Networking, Food & Drinks!
5:30pm – 7:30pm – Juvo Girl Geek Talks, Followed By Q&A
7:30pm – 8:00pm – More Networking!

Speaker Bios for Juvo Girl Geek Dinner:

Beverly Lau (Senior Software Engineer, Juvo)Beverly Lau

Beverly Lau is a backend developer at Juvo. She is currently working on Sprint International World Top-Up, a remittance app for sending money to your friends and family in other countries. Beverly earned her Ph.D. in Medical Physics at the University of Chicago and spent 2 years doing breast cancer 3D x-ray imaging research before switching careers to software engineering. She also used to operate a nuclear reactor. Beverly is vegan for animal rights, and she also enjoys playing high-strategy board games, baking, traveling, dancing, and making people laugh. Follow her on Twitter @balau.

Stefanie Stevens (VP Customer Success, Juvo)Stefanie Stevens

Stefanie Stevens is the VP of Customer Success at Juvo, leading the expanding Customer Success team focused on onboarding and high engagement and optimized use of the Juvo platform. Stefanie has more than 18 years experience building world-class client services organizations for technology companies. Her career has been focused on cultivating client relationships, informing product strategy with the voice of the customer and delivering stellar service with each client touch-point. Prior to joining Juvo, Stefanie was the Sr. Director, Client Services at FIS Digital, where she built and evolved a client services organization focused on optimized on-boarding, training, support and expansion. Stefanie earned her B.A. in History and Italian Literature from Wellesley College. In her spare time, Stefanie is an avid equestrian and budding guitar player.

Jacquie Amacher (VP Marketing, Juvo)Jacquie Amacher

Jacquie Amacher is the VP of Marketing at Juvo. She leads Juvo’s brand strategy and global communications efforts. Jacquie brings over 20 years experience in brand transformation and strategic marketing for both high growth companies and emerging technologies in the mobile technology marketplace. Jacquie was at the forefront of high profile product and digital service launches from leading-sector companies including Motorola and Verizon, and has served on the executive leadership team of two global advertising agencies. Jacquie holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Virginia Tech and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, where she also moonlighted as an adjunct professor. In her spare time, Jacquie is a wellness enthusiast and social activist. She volunteers with the Lincoln Park Community Shelter, is a member of the Human Rights Watch Committee and served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Theatre.

Archana Singh (Engineering Manager, Juvo)Archana Singh

Archana Singh is an Engineering Manager at Juvo, where she manages the backend services team. Before joining Juvo, she provided technical leadership at various startups solving challenging problems and leading to successful exits. Archana is a yoga enthusiast and a foodie and enjoys goofing around with her twin daughters. She holds Masters degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, India.

Nancy Ma (UX Designer, Juvo)Nancy Ma

Nancy Ma is the first in-house designer at Juvo. She has shipped all of the products with the engineering team for Flow Lend, our first airtime lending app in Caribbean countries, and Sprint World Top-Up, our international remittance app. Nancy grew up in Taiwan and got her master’s degree in Media Design (HCI major) in Tokyo. Her research was about a robot toy who helps children to make friends. Nancy loves Japanese animation (particularly Attack on Titan!) and she is a fan of K-pop music (BTS and Twice!). Her favorite movie is The Godfather and her favorite line is: “It’s all personal, every bit of business.” Follow her on Twitter at @lanlanma.

Steve Polsky (Founder & CEO, Juvo)Steve Polsky

Steve Polsky founded Juvo Mobile with the goal of providing basic financial services to people worldwide. He leveraged the ubiquity of mobile service and the rapid adoption of smartphones to enable global financial inclusion. Steve’s career has centered on founding, launching and managing early stage technology ventures, including Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes, Amber Networks, VoicePlex Corporation and Edusoft. Steve is a lecturer for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s undergraduate course in Entrepreneurship, and he holds five patents in telecommunications network architecture. Steve is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Management and Technology Program with degrees in Computer Science from the Moore School of Engineering and Finance from the Wharton School.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at Eventbrite!