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Venture Talks #5 : "Personal Tokens & Creators IPOs", a live talk with a VC from Index, and the Founders of Unlock Protocol, Opal, BlockPerks.

November 14, 2021

Venture Talks #5 : "Personal Tokens & Creators IPOs", a live talk with a VC from Index, and the Founders of Unlock Protocol, Opal, BlockPerks.
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In this 5th episode of "Venture Talks", I was thrilled to have assembled an international panel of VC and Founders to discuss “Personal Tokens & Creators IPOs”.

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  • Rex Woodbury based in San Francisco 🇺🇸 VC @ Index Ventures and writer of Digital Native
  • Julien Genestoux based in New York 🇺🇸 Founder @ Unlock Protocol which just raised $4M, to further develop its NFT protocol designed for subscriptions and memberships.
  • Kenneth Schlenker based in Paris 🇫🇷 Co-Founder @ Opal, the #1 screen time app, gathering 100,000+ people who save time, focus better, and develop healthier screen habits. Kenneth launched his personal token $KNTH.
  • Matthew Espinoza based in Toronto 🇨🇦 Co-Founder @ BlockPerks which allows creators to launch their own cryptocurrency and reward their fans with exclusive content, NFT’s and more.

We talked inclusion, accountability, literacy, fandom … in particular

  • What is a creator nowadays?
  • Transitioning from pure creator profiles to a creator / business DNA?
  • What about creators’ inclusion in Web3, does one neeed to be technical?
  • Is there a rough playbook to identify when one should issue a personal token?
  • Building in public or Living in public? Issuing a token to ask people what you should do next: how can a personal token issuer be accountable? Is there a new definition of accountability?
  • And will anyone issue a personal token? Who will be relevant to issue a personal token? What about consumer use cases to prove you live “right” in front of financial institutions?
  • What about the concept of “Personal & Creators market caps”?
  • What about inclusion from a fandom perspective? How to include fans not able to afford buying items / tokens from their fave celebrities?

And other very insightful takes.

I am sure you will love this episode, we have a lot to cover so enjoy this episode right now.

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