Chris Maurice is an entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker who has led early developments in emerging industries and markets. He is the CEO and co-founder of Yellow Card, Africa’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, which in 2021 raised the largest Series A round for any African crypto company.
Chris is continuing to expand Yellow Card’s presence across 14 countries on the continent and beyond. He has spoken everywhere from the U.S. to Ethiopia, sharing insights into digital currencies with a particular focus on the African continent.
Chris’s entrepreneurial ventures started in high school, paying his way through college selling Pokemon cards online and ghost writing for over 200 publications. He started his fall down the crypto rabbithole in 2013, which led him to sell Bitcoin out of a network of Taco Bells before starting Yellow Card. He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. In his free time, he volunteers at a summer camp for mentally handicapped children and adults in Alabama. He also holds a Black Belt in Taekwondo and has been named an Eagle Scout.
In 2021, Yellow Card announced a $15M Series A, the largest ever by an African cryptocurrency exchange.