DAOs and the Path to the Open Metaverse


Ryan Gill
Open Meta, CEO

Ryan is a neo-Polymath, with interests and 10 years experience ranging across technology, business, and impact at the bleeding edge. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about all facets of capital raising and his understanding of the blockchain technology space and crypto-economic design comes from being a part of designing and driving a nine-figure token sale in 2017.He was formerly acting Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Peter H. Diamandis, the founder and executive chairman of companies like XPRIZE and Singularity University.

Prior to starting Crucible, Ryan was in the Los Angeles Venture Capital and Startup world, where he built companies with high-profile partners and made a living translating between founders and investors. Ryan is an operator, he can talk to anyone, and builds real relationships.

Constantly self-educating, Ryan spans many fields and disciplines, and applies them all as co-founder and CEO of Crucible, where he is responsible for driving vision and business strategy. He uses an alignment of relationships and technology to support and grow his team in high impact ways, toward the vision of forging the Open Metaverse.

Chase Chapman
DAO Contributor
Sarah Austin
Qglobe, Co-Founder

Short bio: Sarah Austin is the Co-Founder of QGlobe.com an accelerator, VC, and launchpad that incubates startup companies in the metaverse Web3 games sector. Previously she was a marketing consultant to SAP Leonardo blockchain technology, and Head of Content for Oracle Financial Services where she worked in cooperation with United Nations, World Economic Forum, Interpol and the World Bank & IMF, she represented Oracle at the Annual Meetings and was a speaker at Oracle Open World conference. It was her time building a top 20 DeFi (decentralized finance) project that she developed a venture yield framework and business thesis that led her to develop QGlobe.com’s web3 initial game offering launchpad.

Large companies are pouring billions into the Metaverse. So how can the rest of us have a voice at the table as we strive for an Open Metaverse? Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) offer one clear path. DAOs allow members to become owners and stakeholders who can represent a powerful counterpoint to large (and usually closed) silos.

In this session, we demystify what a DAO is and how it operates, and examine the specific ways that DAOs can give players, developers and creators a voice as we head toward building the Metaverse. In particular, we will examine the Open Meta DAO as a model and explore how it will enable an open Metaverse.