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 Architect and Cofounder of the Learning Economy— a blockchain endeavor dedicated to solving education’s toughest challenges.
Over the last decade I've built several tech startups from the ground up and collaborated on so many cool projects in tech, government, global policy, non-profit, education, wine and entertainment.
I am also an author who loves poetry, academic white papers, and novels. My books can be found in most of the major bookstores across the world. My articles can be found in global magazines like the Diplomatic Courier and the G7.
I got my start in Nashville in the music industry during college. My first industry gig I drove vans and trailers back to Nashville from tour stops at Aware Records on John Mayer’s Nothing Left to Lose tour. After college 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 & TEDxVeniceBeach are good examples, where I have sat on councils for many years. In my spare time I'm an accidental poet, mediocre guitar player & TED head. I love compelling conversations over food, coffee & Moscow Mules