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No Sour Grapes for Viker
31-01-2024
No Sour Grapes for Viker
New Founder Insights episode with the co-founder of Viker Dan Beasley, on their launch of Grapes. Our entrepreneur-in-residence Rich Robinson discusses with Dan, assessing how two veteran game developer partners came together to launch Viker based on combined decades of experience and insights.Dan and Rich talk about the importance of Intellectual Property, specifically "family-friendly global entertainment IP" and how they wanted to build their own IP, which spawned the idea of Grapes.  Combining that with super fun and engaging gameplay has been a secret to their success.They then dig deep into platform strategy starting with mobile, expanding to Roblox and ultimately Steam and their vision to extend Grapes to as many platforms as possible.  On the pod, Dan also explores their origin story more deeply and how the two founders have emphasized authenticity and engagement with their community as keys to their success.Watch the full episode here! https://www.joingrapes.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbeasley1 https://twitter.com/danbeasley1 ⭐Dan Beasley, co-founder and director of Viker 🔹 The Founder Insights Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' entrepreneur-in-residence, Richard Robinson. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.🔹Follow us on our twitter to stay up to date with the latest episodes! https://twitter.com/animocabrandsDisclaimer: The content of this video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and does not offer, solicit, or recommend any investment product.
Dogs in the Metaverse - Dogami
14-12-2023
Dogs in the Metaverse - Dogami
New Founder Insights episode with the co-founder of Dogami Kristofer Dayne Penseyres on their Web3 Virtual Pet from outer space - Dogami.Kristofer and our entrepreneur-in-residence Rich Robinson discuss how the virtual pet category gets reinvented every time there is a new platform and paradigm and Web3 is no different.They discuss how their concept of creating a lore and storyline of dogs from outer space is portrayed not only in the on-chain gaming experience but also through digital comic books, creating that connection with the user in the same way that pets create a connection with their owners in the real world.They dig into the origin story of the company and how each co-founder brings in their unique skill sets and backgrounds to put together a compelling brand and company.On the pod, Rich and Kristofer explore Kristofer’s entrepreneurial journey, starting from his days as a professional actor and how those acting skills and most especially improvisational acting concepts help him be both a better team player and the most optimal version of his entrepreneurial self. Listen to the full episode here!⭐Kristofer Dayne Penseyres, co-founder of Dogami🔹 The Founder Insights Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' entrepreneur-in-residence, Richard Robinson. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.🔹Follow us on our twitter to stay up to date with the latest episodes! https://twitter.com/animocabrandsDisclaimer: The content of this video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and does not offer, solicit, or recommend any investment product.
From Axie Infinity to Ronin: Onboarding Gamers to Web3
01-12-2023
From Axie Infinity to Ronin: Onboarding Gamers to Web3
New Founder Insights episode with Jihoz (Jeffrey Zirlin), the co-founder of Sky Mavis and creator of Axie Infinity!We discuss how Jihoz and his team have been busy building and how they are coming back strong with their extended platform centered around Web3 gaming.Jihoz and our entrepreneur-in-residence Rich Robinson chat about the origin of the company, the speed of its growth following the launch of the Ronin side chain, and the size of the company at its peak when it reached millions of users and nearly 12 million NFTs sold. Even today with 150,000 DAU, they estimate that they command nearly two-thirds of the Web3 gaming space.They cover the phenomenal rise of scholarships for gamers that subsequently led to a surge of gaming guilds and the involvement of millions of scholars playing Axies in the Philippines, Southeast Asia and around the world.On the pod, they explore the platform that Sky Mavis has rolled out with Ronin to enforce creator royalties and the challenges and lessons learned from building and maintaining its infrastructure.⭐Jeffrey 'Jihoz' Zirlin, co-founder of Sky Mavis🔹 The Founder Insights Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' entrepreneur-in-residence, Richard Robinson. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.🔹Follow us on our twitter to stay up to date with the latest episodes! https://twitter.com/animocabrandsDisclaimer: The content of this video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and does not offer, solicit, or recommend any investment product.
Ethereum is Like Android and Solana is Like iOS
08-11-2023
Ethereum is Like Android and Solana is Like iOS
Today we are very pleased to welcome Joel Monegro of Placeholder VC to our podcast. From working on payments infrastructure in the Dominican Republic, Joel entered venture capital in 2014 and started his own Placeholder VC in 2017. He is a prolific writer and we started off by discussing his recent article “Ethereum is Like Android and Solana is Like iOS”.We explored this from the angles of modularisation and standardisation, noting how, like Android, instead of vertically integrating the stack, Ethereum is becoming more of a platform for L2s to settle on, and most of the users of Ethereum are not using Mainnet directly but rather L2 networks. Solana, on the other hand, gives the impression of iOS in the sense that user experiences are superior because developers don’t have to think about deploying on multiple L2s and having to manage all those trade offs. In a multichain future, Joel envisions millions of blockchains, including virtual blockchains built on top of others, serving as the backend for online services.Joel shared his views on the web3 and AI intersection, anticipating the proliferation of AI agents and the role of blockchain networks in accommodating their transactions and interactions. Finally, we considered some DePIN projects, emerging social networks on Layer 2 solutions, and the regulatory focus on stablecoins for real-world assets signifying the ongoing generational transition in the blockchain industry. Enjoy his fascinating perspectives and delivery. ⭐Joel Monegro, Partner at Placeholder VC🔹 The Open Metaverse Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' #tokenomics team, Mohamed Ezeldin and Mehdi Farooq. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.
Achieving a Childhood Dream with Wreck League and Mech Building
08-09-2023
Achieving a Childhood Dream with Wreck League and Mech Building
New Founder Insights episode with the founder and CEO of nWay - Taehoon TK Kim and their exciting new launch of Wreck League — a 3D mech-fighting game that will incorporate the Bored Ape Yacht Club and other Yuga Labs-created Ethereum NFT collections in its first season. We discuss how Wreck League is the Megaverse’s preeminent mech sports combat organization, known for its spectacular battles, robust customization, and competitive culture. nWay—which previously developed licensed “Power Rangers” games, and is a subsidiary of publisher and metaverse investor Animoca Brands—has licensed Yuga’s Bored Ape Yacht Club characters for Wreck League, along with the Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Koda creatures from Yuga’s Otherdeed NFTs, and the Bored Ape Kennel Club. TK outlines how Wreck League matches are 1-versus-1 real-time battles in which players pilot custom-created mechs against one another in head-to-head combat with cross-play functionality, the action transcends devices, allowing you to compete on mobile, PC, or Mac. We explore the innovative approach around how 10 NFT parts create 1 mech NFT. Each part comes with its own stats and skills that determine how the mech plays in battle. Mechs can be disassembled, returning the 10 parts to the player allowing them to fully swap out parts to augment, customize, or rebuild their mechs to create an amazing "1.5 quadrillion" different combinations. TK talks about his entrepreneurial journey and how pioneering cross-platform and 1v1 only play has parallels to how Wreck League is bridging Web2 and Web3.⭐Taehoon Kim, founder and CEO of nWay🔹 The Founder Insights Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' entrepreneur-in-residence, Richard Robinson. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.🔹Follow us on our twitter to stay up to date with the latest episodes! https://twitter.com/animocabrandsDisclaimer: The content of this video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and does not offer, solicit, or recommend any investment product.
Rewriting the Script for Hollywood with Web3 | Ft. Stack Spikes, CEO & Founder of MoviePass
17-08-2023
Rewriting the Script for Hollywood with Web3 | Ft. Stack Spikes, CEO & Founder of MoviePass
In this episode, the Founder and CEO of MoviePass, Stacy Spikes, chats with Rich Robinson about his decade plus journey founding, shutting down and then restarting the company with a whole new Web3 vision after meeting Animoca Brands Founder and Chairman, Yat Siu.The episodes covers how the moviegoing industry is going from strength to strength in theaters despite streaming services and home theaters and how, in fact, movie going THE #1 live activity globally far outstripping sporting events and concerts and it continues to grow.Stacy expands on how Web3 is a match made in heaven for what he’s working on and some things he’s excited about in merging Hollywood with NFTs and DAOs.Lastly, Stacy talks about his storied entrepreneurial journey that he outlined in his best-selling book Black Founder and will soon be told in an upcoming HBO documentary in 24Q1 by Mark Walhberg. And also the lessons that running every single for almost a decade has taught him about discipline and entrepreneurship.⭐ Stacy Spikes, Founder and CEO of MoviePass🔹 The Founder Insights Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' entrepreneur-in-residence, Richard Robinson. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.🔹Follow us on our twitter to stay up to date with the latest episodes! https://twitter.com/animocabrandsDisclaimer: The content of this video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and does not offer, solicit, or recommend any investment product.
DePIN: Catalyzing Mass Adoption Through Token Incentivized Networks
11-08-2023
DePIN: Catalyzing Mass Adoption Through Token Incentivized Networks
Joining us this week is Mike Zajko, co-founder of Lattice Fund.The main focus of today’s podcast is DePIN - Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks, such as Helium, Render, Daylight, DIMO . We considered some of the challenges and constraints they imply, such as hardware and supply chain logistics which aren’t usually faced in crypto, as well as possible future use cases. Mike shared some of Lattice Fund’s recent exciting investments such as Delphia - a way for users to profit from selling their own data, and Karate Combat - a novel integration of up-only sports betting and token-incentivized fan participation.We also analyzed the 2021 seed round to see what proportion of web3 projects launched a product, found product-market-fit, and which proportion failed. Mike spoke about the potential drs of launching a token before launching a product. ⭐Mike Zajko, co-founder of Lattice Fund🔹 The Open Metaverse Podcast is brought to you by Animoca Brands' #tokenomics team, Mohamed Ezeldin and Mehdi Farooq. If you are interested in learning more about broadly understood crypto, follow https://twitter.com/animocaresearch.🔹Follow us on our twitter to stay up to date with the latest episodes! https://twitter.com/animocabrandsDisclaimer: The content of this video is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and does not offer, solicit, or recommend any investment product.