Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III
|Occupation||Co-founder of Coinbase|
Early life and education
In 2006, Ehrsam graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Massachusetts. In 2010, Ehrsam graduated with distinction from Duke University, earning a B.S. in computer science with a minor in economics. At Duke, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Ehrsam left Goldman Sachs in 2012 to found Coinbase, a digital cryptocurrency exchange platform, with Brian Armstrong. The company went through the Y Combinator startup incubator . From 2012 to 2017, Ehrsam served as president of the company, over which time the service reached 13 million users and a valuation of $1.6 billion USD. In late 2017, Ehrsam transitioned away from day-to-day operations at Coinbase to focus on building blockchain-based apps.Ehrsam remains an active member of the company's board of directors.
Ehrsam currently resides in San Francisco.
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