Steve Polsky Founder and CEO

“By providing access to basic financial services that we all take for granted in the US, Juvo can impact millions of people and eliminate relatively small yet insurmountable obstacles that hold them back.”

Steve founded Juvo with the mission to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy yet financially excluded. Working with mobile operators, Juvo provides ongoing personalized access to otherwise unattainable financial services. Juvo currently provides services in 27 countries across Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe helping over 100M consumers build financial identities.

Steve is recognized as a pioneer leading the charge to improve identity and financial inclusion. He is often called upon by influential media and leading industry events to speak on mobile financial identity and the power of identifying the unbanked, and has been awarded for his excellence in innovation. He was recognized as a Technology Pioneer in 2018 by the World Economic Forum and as a top 100 influencer in identity by One World Identity in 2018 and 2019.

Steve’s career has centered on founding, launching and managing early stage technology ventures, including Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes, Amber Networks, VoicePlex Corporation and Edusoft. He holds five patents in telecommunications network architecture.

Outside of Juvo, Steve is a guest lecturer at Harvard University and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of 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.