About Chris Purifoy -- "I'm an entrepreneur by day and a crime fighter by night. I live in Los Angeles, CA, but I frequent Seattle, Nashville, & Fort Smith. I love a compelling conversation, especially over a meal or a glass of wine."
About Chris Purifoy
I'm a digital architect and serial entrepreneur. I love really hard problems and building strong tribes.
I've been lucky to work on some incredible projects with so many amazing people. I'm currently the Chief Technical Officer for the Global Action Platform, where we create sustainable and scalable solutions for abundant food, health and prosperity.
I am also a partner at StartupCoin Ventures where we build technologies for state and national government agencies. Over the last decade I've built several tech startups from the ground up and collaborated on so many cool projects.
I got my start in Nashville in the music industry. My first industry gig I drove vans and trailers back to Nashville from tour stops at Aware Records. I worked in music management and built startups to solve music problems for several amazing years. I co-founded the Restoring Music Foundation -- a research organization that provided education and resources for music companies transitioning their business models and media into the twenty-first century. I'm very proud of the work we did there. I also sat on the Music Education Policy Roundtable, a national government lobbyist group dedicated to higher standards for music education.
I've always had a gift for building strong communities. I love innovation driven by strong tribes. TEDxNashville is a good example, and I was honored to sit on councils over there for many years. I built several very large online communities and wrote the secrets to growing online tribes in a book.
In my spare time I'm an accidental author, mediocre guitar player & TED head. I love compelling conversations over food, coffee & Belgium beer.