Decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, are all the rage. We’re seeing explosive growth in this sector as people experiment with building companies on top of tokens and smart contracts. If you want to get a better understanding of why this is happening, listen to the people that work, build and invest in them: the members.
Join me on my personal journey of discovery, a series of talks with the Web3 builders about DAOs, Life and everything else.
Daniel Bar (Deep DAO, BitFwd)
He’s a former biophysicist who’s living in Sydney. Originally studying quantum computing hardware, he stumbled upon the blockchain, open source, and the idea of “crazy internet money” and got obsessed with Web3.
After dabbling in various DAOs, he founded BitFwd - a boutique crypto asset investment fund and venture builder for blockchain projects.
Spencer Graham (DAOhaus)
Spencer is a product manager for DAOhaus, and a RaidGuild contributor. During his Web3 travels, he's noticed that there are usually 2 kinds of people in DAOs - those that dip their finger in multiple projects, and those who focus on one project only.
Now, he's championing incentive based mechanisms that make people share their availability and generate stronger commitments via token staking.
That, and he thinks that DAOs can be an answer to climate change.
Andrej Berlin (Deep Work)
With a background in math, magic, psychology, film, and design, Andrej is the founder behind DeepWork - a design firm that works with both Web2/Web3 organizations, building what he calls “containers for people” - teams packed with specialized individuals, that are sent to clients when needed. Only working 4 hours a day, he says life should be about finding your personal freedom and doing meaningful things while providing a service.
Julien Genestoux (Unlock Protocol)
Julian started off building in the open Web2 space building idea behind RSS feeds. While doing this, however, he realized that the web, as it existed, was too limiting, and relied too much on Silicon Valley, and multiple passwords.
He’s now working on the Unlock Protocol - a permissionless and decentralized membership protocol for Web3, accessed by your wallet, and far away from Google and Facebook’s prying eyes.
Adrien Stern (Reveel)
Adrien has been a songwriter, touring musician, artist manager, and record label owner. In fact, he’s done pretty much everything in the music business except get his royalties on time. After a quick crypto education he founded Reveel which uses smart contracts and NFTs to ensure that artist royalties and credits are distributed to the right people as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Victor Demonchaux (Ambrosia)
Diving deep into Crypto early on, Victor is looking to make DeFi accessible to everyone. After losing money in crypto, then earning some of it back, he realized that stablecoins offered ways to invest, save, and earn yield. Co-founding Ambrosia, a DeFi portfolio management company specializing in investing and saving crypto-currencies, he's now bringing his ideas to the season 4 cohort of the Binance Incubation Labs.