Joe Ridyard is the University of Houston's Startup Grind Chapter Director. Ridyard started his first business, a room-cleaning service in his neighborhood, while still in grade school. He became an early investor in cryptocurrency in 2015. Through extensive research, industry and trend analysis, and exemplary risk management, he was able to generate a 10,800% return on his private investment fund. He used his industry expertise to co-found 21 Cryptos Magazine which is now the largest cryptocurrency trading magazine in the industry.