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Chat with David Hijirida, President of Acorns

Meet and learn about David’s experiences as a tech entrepreneur, and how he continues to disrupt the financial industry. He will be interviewed by two local entrepreneurs – Jonathan Kim, Head of Product for Terraformation, Inc. and Cindy Wu, co-founder of Jelly. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.


David is the President of Acorns, a company that started over seven years ago with micro investing and is driven by looking after the financial wellness of everyday consumers, organizing their financial lives to benefit from the power of compounding, diversification, and a long-term view. Previously, David was CEO of Simple Finance, an early trailblazer in online-only consumer financial services. Prior to joining as Simple’s CEO in 2018, he spent 12 years at Amazon as a Director, managing product and technical teams across Amazon Global Payments, Web Services and Advertising groups. David’s prior banking experience also includes management consulting, corporate development, and managing consumer and small business products. David holds a B.S. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, and an MBA from Wharton.

This speaker series is generously sponsored by First Insurance Company of Hawaii. It is free and open to UH students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the general public.


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