Andre Cronje

Andre Cronje is the founder of, a yield farming aggregator that has been building synergistic tools throughout the DeFi (Decentralized Finance) space. YFI's market capitalization surpassed $1.1 Billion just one and a half months after its launch in July 2020.[2][3]
The popularity of YFI has created many different forks of the project, include $YFII, $YFFI, $YFM, $YFN, $YFO etc.[4]

Early Life and Education

Andre Cronje was born in Cape Town, South Africa.


Between 2001 to 2003, Andre Cronje earned an LLB degree in Law at Stellenbosch University. Andre Cronje studied computer science intricacies, basics of software engineering, principles of Project management, and most importantly problem solving and time management at CTI Education Group in 2005.


Early beginnings

Andre Cronje began his career as a Lecturer in Computer Training Institute, located in South Africa. Within June 2005 to September 2006, Andre Cronje taught full-time and part-time students within the fields of Information Technology, Commerce, Creative Arts, Graphic Design, Psychology, Counselling, and Law. In October 2006, Andre Cronje became a Technical Team Leader (4CIT) at Vodacom. He left Vodacom in December 2008 for International Mobile Protection Initiative. Andre Cronje was the Chief Technology Officer at International Mobile Protection Initiative from January 2009 to May 2010.

Andre Cronje served the Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Game Card Applications from June 2010 to August 2012. After leaving Mobile Game Card Applications, Andre Cronje joined Altron as the Mobile Development Manager at Altron in August 2012. Andre Cronje worked as the Software Architect at Full Facing (Pty) Ltd for two years. Andre Cronje was the Head of Technology (Mfin division) at The Shoprite group of companies from 2013 to 2017.

Andre Cronje headed the technology team of Freedom Life from November 2013 to August 2018. He moved to BitDiem and worked there as the Blockchain Protocol Advisor for seven months. Andre Cronje was Technical Advisor at Aggero until January 2019. Andre Cronje served as the Blockchain Infrastructure Engineer for CryptoCurve for one year. Andre Cronje also functioned as a Technical Advisor for Kosmos from March 2019.

Andre Cronje has worked in other several recognized organizations, among which are Lemniscap, FUSION Foundation, Fantom Foundation, and CryptoBriefing.[5]

Andre Cronje is the developer and founder of the yEarn platform and YFI token.[6][7]

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