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Vinay Rao

Vinay Rao

Head of Risk
Stripe Inc.

Vinay Rao is the Head of Risk at Stripe Inc. He has led fraud and risk teams for over 10 years at Google and Airbnb before Stripe. He has worked on Ad Traffic Quality (Click Fraud), Ads Quality, Publisher Quality, Payment Fraud, Marketplace Fraud, and Offline Risk mitigation. His teams have used a combination of Machine Learning, Statistics based Heuristics, and manual reviews to identify singly perpetrated fraud as well as large trends. He has led building on Online Identity systems, Online Reputation systems to better understand user level fraud. He has also build an anti-malware to protect users against malware based fraud. He has expertise in signal identification, model building, team leadership, data science and operations management.