What have you worked on / how have you contributed to the Web 3.0 ecosystem?
I got involved in the blockchain space in around 2016 through Blockchain at Berkeley. With Blockchain at Berkeley, I did network architecture and white paper work for a few blockchain startups. I’ve also done research in the application space as a member of faculty at the Blockchain Research Institute. Afterwards, I got recruited to lead blockchain investments at Draper Associates have have led investments through a variety of projects across many protocols. Some of them include Keep Networks, GUN, OpenNode, Morpher, and Handshake. Our managing partner, Tim Draper, has been one of the earliest and most supportive venture capitalist in the space.
I quit my venture capital job to get back into the action of building products and started my own company that didn’t work. Now I’m thinking deeper about the intersection of governance and social, the positive sum games well designed systems can create, and the financial primitives needed to do so.
Why do you want to join MetaCartel DAO?
I am all about the governance and the ability to create positive sum economic games. I think MetaCartel is at the very leading edge of this new movement and thats exactly where I want to put my time and effort.
At my last company, Heroic, we were trying to develop income-share-agreements as a financial primitive upon which we could build self governing, extra-legal entities. We were using fiat plumbing though because I haven’t figured out how ISAs can exist in the crypto world. It was a giant pain in the ass and ultimately not possible, so I believe in crypto not only from a theoretical perspective, but also from a practical one.
I’m also excited about being a part of a like minded community of thinkers and builders. I like how MetaCartel is thinking about a variety of use cases and how they intersect, as opposed to being narrowly focused on only one application, i.e. DeFi. I think the best apps are going to be a synthesis of the different experiments happening here. My dream is to build one of them!
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What else should we know about you?
Huge hip hop and fashion fan. I love to explore creativity and how its this emergent aspect of human existence. Reading wise, I love history, biographies, and scifi/fantasy. I also have a blog where I talk about these topics and specifically have a post describing my investment thesis from early 2018.
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