10 episodes

You are listening to “Navigating the Metaverse” where we interview trailblazers in the NFT and Metaverse space who share their insider advice for how to do business in the Web 3.0 Era. Your hosts are Tommaso Di Bartolo & Cathy Hackl and this series is brought to you by Upland and Decrypt Media.

Navigating the Metaverse Tommaso Di Bartolo at Upland

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

You are listening to “Navigating the Metaverse” where we interview trailblazers in the NFT and Metaverse space who share their insider advice for how to do business in the Web 3.0 Era. Your hosts are Tommaso Di Bartolo & Cathy Hackl and this series is brought to you by Upland and Decrypt Media.

    Immersive Experiences and How to Prepare a Campaign in Web3

    Immersive Experiences and How to Prepare a Campaign in Web3

    Guests:

    Joshua Roth is the VP of Development for Decrypt Studios. He is an Emmy-nominated and Clio Award-winning producer and writer with 15 years of experience in the film, television, and branded content industries. It’s an honor to have you on the show, Josh!



    Andrew Hayward is the Senior Writer at Decrypt. He is a writer and editor of over 15 years covering topics on video games, gadgets, esports, crypto, apps, and more across 100+ total publications. He wrote for publications such as Rolling Stone, Vice, Playboy, Polygon, Edge, Official Xbox Magazine, IGN, The Esports Observer, Variety, and The Verge. We’re excited to hear Andrew’s take on NFTs and the Metaverse!





    🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .



    🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/



    ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/

    • 38 min
    Play To Earn Mechanics and Educating Fans

    Play To Earn Mechanics and Educating Fans

    Guests:

    Miles Anthony is the Founder of Decentral Games, a next-generation entertainment and play-to-earn DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) at the intersection of the metaverse and NFT. The company is backed by key investor Digital Currency Group (DCG), whose principal subsidiary Grayscale is the world's biggest bitcoin and cryptocurrency fund manager.  In this episode, we’ll hear Miles share his insights and experience with Decentral Games and how they develop 3D metaverse games on blockchain for both consumer and business markets.





    Jason Chapman is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Konvoy Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage companies in the video gaming industry. Their recent investments include blockchain NFT games: Axie Infinity, Genopets, and Sky Mavis. In this episode, Jason will share with us his expertise and experience in investing in platforms and technologies at the frontier of gaming, particularly in the NFT and Metaverse space.



    Luca Passarotti is in International Business Development at Cagliari Calcio, the pride of a whole region, Sardinia, and one of the most popular teams in Italy. The club has partnered with Sorare, the digital football championship blockchain. In this episode, we’re excited to have Luca Passarotti on the show as he shares his expertise and perspective on NFTs and the Metaverse.





    🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .



    🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/



    ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/"

    • 44 min
    Metaverse Interoperability and the Clash of Business Models

    Metaverse Interoperability and the Clash of Business Models

    Guests:
    Kate Mitselmakher is the CEO & Founder at Bloccelerate VC, a global decentralized engine for blockchain innovators. They are a team of serial investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from Fortune 500 companies passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in the blockchain space. In this episode, we’ll hear Kate share her perspective on the Metaverse and the concept of the real world and the virtual world eventually merging into one.  

    Martina Welkhoff is the Managing Partner at the WXR Fund, a venture firm at the intersection of two immense opportunities: female entrepreneurs and the next wave of computing. Their portfolio includes Metaverse platforms like Obsess, Scatter, and ShapesXR. We’re honored to have Martina on the show to share with us how she helped companies realize the metaverse in some capacity to provide immersive content and experiences to the world.  

    🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .    

    🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/

    ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/

    • 40 min
    Monetizing Fandoms and The Fundamentals of a Metaverse

    Monetizing Fandoms and The Fundamentals of a Metaverse

    Guests: Sandeep Nailwal is the Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer at Polygon Studios, an NFT-focused gaming and metaverse hub backed by a 100 million USD fund and already has multiple NFT projects with Decentraland, Opensea, Sandbox, Somnium Space, and Decentral Games. They have more than 3000 gaming and NFT decentralized applications. We’re excited to have Sandeep on the show as he talks about various NFT projects he’s led and how he set up Polygon Studios to make the best use of modern technology to shape fandom for generations to come and change the way the fans interact. 

    Gabriele Bernasconi is the Co-CEO at Genuino, where they connect physical and digital commerce with authentic digital sport memorabilia. They help sports brands create trust with consumers by bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability of real-world objects into the digital frontier. In this episode, we’re excited to hear from Gabriele Bernasconi and Genuino’s NFT deals with brands and sports clubs like ACF Fiorentina.   



    Thom Kozik is the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Campus Legends, a socially-driven community for officially licensed collegiate digital collectibles. He has had 25+ years of success in leading teams to deliver innovation and transformation at the intersection of consumer services, technology, and marketing at organizations such as Marriott, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Atari. 



    🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .    



    🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/



    ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/

    • 49 min
    Next Gen Fans and Women in Web3

    Next Gen Fans and Women in Web3

    Guests: 

    Ada Jonuse is the CEO and co-founder at Lympo. Acquired by Animoca Brands, Lympo is a sports NFT ecosystem featuring world-famous athletes and clubs together with a new ecosystem token LMT. Ada has co-founded 3 startups, 1 international startup community, released 2 crypto tokens, and was awarded the 2018 Women Technology Leader of the Year (Lithuania) and the 2017 Emerging European tech star. We’re excited to have you on the show!  



    Zach Zeurcher is the Founder of Gravity Space Marketing, a space-metaverse company and the only global marketing agency with the engineering and logistical capacity to take brands to space for marketing activations. Zach is an expert in finding and capturing value between the intersectionality of industries created through the adoption of new technology. We’re honored to hear Zach’s expertise and perspective in the future of the Metaverse.  



    Josh Katz is the Founder and CEO at YellowHeart, a blockchain live event ticketing platform powered by distributed ledger technology. The YellowHeart platform is autonomous, fully decentralized, and runs on a public blockchain, which enables artists and teams to identify the market and sell directly to their fans. In this episode, we’ll have the opportunity to hear Josh Katz talk about his perspective and vision on the future of NFTs and the Metaverse.  



    🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .    



    🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/



    ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/

    • 40 min
    How Web3 and NFTs Will Make the Jump From Early Adopters to Mainstream

    How Web3 and NFTs Will Make the Jump From Early Adopters to Mainstream

    Guests:
    Avery Akkineni is the President at VaynerNFT, a consultancy that partners with the world's top intellectual property owners to develop market-leading NFT programs. VaynerNFT recently announced long-term NFT plans with their flagship client, Budweiser. In this episode, Avery Akkineni will talk about how she leads VaynerNFT in its mission to help the world's leading intellectual property owners navigate the wild and wonderful world of NFTs. It’s an honor to have you on the show, Avery!

    Thibaut Predhomme is the Head of Operations & Chief of Staff at Sorare, well known for transforming online sports fandom and giving its community a new way to connect to the clubs and players that they love. With a monthly card sales volume of over $80M across 140 countries, Sorare is funded by a world-class team including Benchmark, Accel Partners, and footballers Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann, and Rio Ferdinand. Thibaut Predhomme will share his perspective on NFTs and how Sorare achieved its success in the NFT space in the short span of 3 years. We’re truly excited to have you on the show!

    Dr. Merav Ozair is a FinTech Professor at Rutgers Business School and a leading blockchain expert in NFTs, DeFi, DOAs, & Cryptocurrency. She has developed courses on blockchain and digital assets for both undergrads and graduate level while being the Research Director of the RBS Blockchain Hub. We’re excited to dive into Dr. Ozair’s vast knowledge and expertise in the NFT space.

    🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .



    🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/



    ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/

    • 47 min

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