About Julie Hanna, Chair of the Board, Kiva
Julie Hanna works at the intersection of technology and social innovation. An accomplished entrepreneur, CEO, board director, advisor and angel investor, she is passionate about using the democratizing force of technology to create a more just world.
She is Chair of the Board at Kiva, the world's largest crowdfunding platform for low-income entrepreneurs. Called "the hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE, a TIME Top 50 Website, and one of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things, Kiva has reached 1 million entrepreneurs and facilitated over $450M loans in 66 countries under her stewardship.
Julie is also an investor and advisor to numerous of technology companies in the US and Europe and serves as venture advisor to tech incubator, Idealab and Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation.
She has been founder, CEO and executive of several successful consumer internet and business software companies, pioneering products used by millions globally. Among them, Healtheon, now WebMD (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source for trustworthy health and medical news and information, Portola (acquired by Netscape (Nasdaq: NSCP), onebox.com, (acquired by OpenWave Nasdaq; OPNWV) where she and her team brought to market the fastest growing dot com era VoIP communications service, and Scalix (acquired by Sebring).
A frequent speaker and commentator on technology and social entrepreneurship, Julie is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge Universities and a two-time recipient of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Trailblazer award. She lives on the top of a hill in San Francisco.