Hi. I'm Dave.

I believe in the joy of innovation and that we, together, can create a better tomorrow.

I am currently a Program Officer on the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and I lead our product innovation work.

I work with our amazing partners to drive the growth of existing digital financial services by applying the best of human-centered design and data science. We're also in the midst of creating a set of next generation digital financial products that will hopefully help people get out of - and stay out of - poverty.

I started Anthropologists Among Us to help anthropology students figure out how to use their anthropology background to make a transformative impact in their career, community, and life.

Previously, I was a Lead Commercial Inventor at ?What If! Innovation and a management and strategy consultant at Opera Solutions.

Tennyson said it best in his poem, Ulysses: I am a part of all that I have met.


Occasionally, I'll write about innovation, anthropology, financial inclusion, and other topics that seem interesting at the time.

Get in Touch

The best way to reach me is dave@thisisdavekim.com. You can also find me on Twitter as @iodave.