Stephen Deng
Co-FounderDFS Lab
Stephen is a co-founder of DFS Lab, an early-stage fintech accelerator for emerging markets. He has worked extensively with pre-seed to series A fintech startups in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and markets in Southeast Asia, helping select, fund, and support DFS Lab's portfolio companies. Prior, he was a technology consultant for the Financial Services for the Poor team in the Gates Foundation working on the foundation’s emerging technology strategy.

Stephen began his career as an IP consultant in Silicon Valley, helping global telecom and tech clients value their innovations. He has a BA and MBA, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Stephen is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.