KJ Erickson
Co-Founder & CEO Public Market
KJ is the co-founder and CEO of Public Market, a blockchain company that is building the future of fair, open and commission-free eCommerce. KJ has 14 years experience as an entrepreneur, having been backed by top VCs including Greylock, Foundation Capital, Norwest, Maveron. Her Y Combinator-backed company Abundance Labs created Simbi, the world’s largest services marketplace run on a digital currency. A graduate of Stanford University and Oxford Business School, KJ has received numerous awards including Rolling Stone’s “People Shaping the Future”, CNN’s “People You Should Know”, and the New Leaders Council’s “Top 40 Leaders Under 40”. She is also a Skoll Scholar and a Clinton Foundation Honoree who spent her 20s in refugee camps and post-conflict zones in Africa, partnering with UNHCR to bring innovative development services to victims of war.