Chris Maddern

Chris Maddern

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Chris Maddern is a serial entrepreneur, currently the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Floor, the first token-gated mobile app, pioneering NFT community-driven product development. Prior to Floor, Chris was the Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Button, a mobile commerce technology company that empowers a commerce-driven internet designing and developing software. He co-founded Button to contextually network an app’s functionality into other apps, the the features of which have been chosen by companies like Uber, Groupon and Conde Nast. He was also the Co-founder of LinksDAO, a firm tokenizing sports & leisure membership. Prior to Button, Chris founded and built ~a half dozen companies at the intersection of culture, money and personalization with most having been successfully acquired. He also led mobile engineering at Venmo, and currently sits on the board of the leading crypto research outlet, The Block.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Chris was Head of Mobile at Venmo, where he led the social payments platform.

  • He was Co-founder and CEO of AppLaunch, a non-traditional PR product that connects developers.

  • He was CTO of Corkbin, a Wine Memory and Sharing Platform for iPhone and Android.



  • Chris' work has been featured in TechCrunch, Recode, and Business Insider, among others

  • He has appeared as a guest on Cryptoland and Off the Chain.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.