Discourse ID: @veratheape
I am running for Special Council for three main reasons:
To offer perspectives from Asian communities with my deep understanding and experience of community building around the world
To uplift women through platforms that encourage engagement
To create a framework for successful DAOs by contributing lessons I learned from my participation in several DAOs
I strive to deliver DAO experiences that people remember and cherish. The objective is to create genuine relationships within the DAO and these relationships are created when there is trust and a shared passion for what the future brings.
My relevant experiences include:
(1) Community builder
I joined the BAYC community on May 1, 2021. I founded the Bored Chili Community a year ago and it has organically grown into a family of almost 500 members (in Telegram and WeChat). I host a podcast and am currently on my “100 Hot Ones” series where I interview 100 apes. I have hosted and co-hosted 10+ events around the world and hopefully you’ve been to one or more of them! I hope to help organize panels, hackathons, and other community events with the goal of expanding and improving the ApeCoin DAO’s reach.
(2) Technical experience at a startup and large corporations in Silicon Valley
My technical background is in the autonomous vehicles industry and I have experience in building a product from the ground up. I have experience as a software QA engineer and I am responsible for ensuring the quality of products when they launch.
(3) DAO core contributor
I have been a core contributor in several DAOs since late 2020. Please see additional details in the “Specifications” section.
(4) Investor and advisor on web3 and DAO projects
My crypto journey began in 2016 and I have been an active investor in the space since then. My focus is investing in early stage projects and helping founders (and other investors). My value-add is in finding partnerships and synergies.
I have been a core contributor in several DAOs since late 2020 and am a delegator for the ApeCoin DAO. I quickly learned that the early DAO models were unsustainable and shared my thoughts on the future of DAOs last year here https://twitter.com/veratheape/status/1441456524363067394?s=46&t=EH0AFcdYE8m6V2hzX6zplA. I understand the challenges of managing a DAO and want to apply the lessons I learned to 1) enhance community branding, 2) improve transparency and expectation management, 3) encourage globalized participation and engagement, and 4) establish meaningful partnerships with other communities and projects.
I love the community and am passionate about what ApeCoin DAO can become. With my experiences in global community building, DAO governance, investing, and product building, I believe I can have a positive contribution to the Special Council. I am motivated by the prospect of uplifting women and bridging Eastern and Western communities.