Prior to becoming Managing Partner for SparkChain, Joyce Kim co-founded Stellar, a digital currency payments platform that increases interoperability between diverse financial systems and currencies, both fiat and crypto. Prior to Stellar, Joyce was a venture capitalist at Freestyle Capital. Before joining the technology industry, she was also a securities and corporate attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP and WIlmerHale and dedicated pro bono time at Sanctuary for Families representing immigrant women who were victims of domestic violence and the Innocence Project working on DNA exonerations. Joyce graduated from Cornell University at the age of 19, followed by graduate school at Harvard University and Columbia Law School. She is on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit Literacy Bridge and also serves as a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.