Meet Maple: Quinn, Head of Maple Solana

Maple Finance
2 min readMar 23, 2022


NICE TO MEET YOU, I’M… Quinn Barry

AND MY ROLE IS… Head of Maple Solana

MY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE… I love writing. I was Editor in Chief of the Stanford Review in college.

My first real job was in venture capital 8VC, where I worked on incubating new companies and investing at the seed and Series A stages. I left 8VC to found Avari, an undercollateralized lending platform on Solana, that Maple acquired.

I also deeply appreciate marketing efforts done correctly. As a freshman in high school, I grew multiple Instagram accounts to 100K+ followers.

MY DAY TO DAY AT MAPLE LOOKS LIKE… Getting Maple shipped to Mainnet! Meeting with Solana DAOs, recruiting lenders, borrowers, and pool delegates to the platform, and educating the Solana ecosystem about Maple and undercollateralized lending

I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT… The opportunity to bring a brand-new primitive to Solana. Maple will be the first institutional product in the Solana ecosystem. By building on Solana, we are making the amazing Maple product available to a new set of users through lower fees.

MY FAVORITE QUOTE IS… “While the grass grows, the steed starves.”

SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT ME IS… I’m one of 8 kids! My name is Quinn because I am the fifth child in my family — and “Quin” means five in Latin. Startups run in the family. I got into startups by working at my older sister Zoe’s Series B startup after my freshman year at Stanford.




Quinn joins a 30+ strong team, with experience from BlockFi, Kraken, Meta, Bank of America, Gemini, Microsoft and Maker to name just a few blue-chip orgs. Team profiles are shared on our site here!

Join us on our journey:



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