The explosion of NFTs sparked next-level alignment of interests between brands, gamers and developers. At the front of the movement, Dapper Labs has opened up a new world for sports fans to experience the games they love, starting with their flagship product NBA Top Shot. Hear from Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou on the strengths of building global communities through NFTs and how he plans to put a crypto wallet in every pocket.
Putting NFTS and Crypto Wallets in Every Pocket
A leader in blockchain and distributed ledger technology, Roham Gharegozlou is the CEO of Dapper Labs and the founder of its parent company Axiom Zen. Prior to founding Axiom Zen, Gharegozlou served with the Rising Tide Fund in Silicon Valley as a partner focused on seed-stage investments. Before Rising Tide, he worked with Newbury Ventures, a technology-focused venture fund that has supported VCs that are now part of global brands such as PayPal and Microsoft. He holds BA and MS degrees in Economics and Biological Sciences from Stanford University.
Matthew Ball is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo, which operates an early stage venture fund, as well as a corporate and venture advisory arm. In addition, Matthew is a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, and a co-founder of the index behind the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, which can be found on the New York Stock Exchange (Ticker: $META). Matthew is also an “Occasional Contributor” to The Economist.
From 2016-2018, Matthew served as the global Head of Strategy for Amazon Studios, and prior to that was a Director at The Chernin Group's Otter Media, a digital media investment company founded by long-time Newscorp COO and 20th Century Fox CEO Peter Chernin, and an Executive at Accenture Strategy. Matthew holds bylines at New York Times, Bloomberg, and more.