Since 2009, Julie Hanna has served as Executive Chair of the Board at Kiva. She is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor working with purpose-driven technology companies to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. In 2015, President Obama appointed her Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Julie serves as special advisor to X (formerly Google X), Alphabet’s moonshot factory where breakthrough technologies are developed to solve problems impacting a billion people or more. She is a venture partner at Obvious Ventures, a venture firm that invests in technology companies addressing systemic problems in a profitable and scalable way and has been an early investor in numerous high growth technology companies including Lyft and Lending Club. Hanna has been founder, CEO or founding executive of five Silicon Valley, venture-backed companies. Among them, Healtheon (now WebMD), onebox.com, Portola and open source innovator, Scalix. She has pioneered numerous groundbreaking technologies and products that are internet mainstays today, enabling tens of millions of people to connect, communicate and collaborate on a global scale. Hanna is an internationally acclaimed speaker and writer on purpose-driven profit and the democratizing potential of technology to create a more just, free and abundant world. In recognition of her vision and global impact on economic and social progress, she was named the United States Woman Icon of APEC and is a recipient of the 2016 Global Empowerment Award.
Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva