Maxine Ryan

Maxine Ryan

Formal First Name

Maxine is the Founder of ProsperApp. She is a leading fintech entrepreneur that promotes financial freedom around the world. She was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Bitspark, a blockchain-based remittance platform she helped co-establish with George Harrap. As she built Bitspark, Ryan was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in FinTech. She also spoke at more than 200 international events during this time, where she shared insights on building a multinational financial technology company in one of the world's complex industries.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Ryan studied international relations in Australia, but upon graduation, “Nothing interested me.” 
  • She returned to her native Hong Kong and a friend introduced her to crypto.
  • Her career started in 2013 after she left her university degree to pursue her first company Bitspark.
  • She regularly speaks at tech and finance events.
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.