GCP Council Nominations

Latest update on nomination instructions:

This is the official application thread seeking DAO nominations for the remaining 3 of 5 GCP council member positions outlined in our previous post!

This nomination/application window will remain open from 6/21 - 7/16.

Resources:

Please reply to this post with your application or nomination using the template below!

Nomination / Application Template:

For those considering self-nominating or nominating others, please refer to the required domain knowledge listed in the role description above to ensure a strong fit for the council.

Personal information:

  1. Full Name:
  2. Contact Information
  3. Current Occupation
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone:

About your nomination:

  1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.
  2. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.
  • Venture Expert - Senior level venture capital and investing background: 10+ years of venture capital experience with a proven track record in deal structuring, execution, and identifying promising investment opportunities in the gaming industry.
  • Growth/BD Expert - Strong business development and partnerships experience: 7+ years in gaming with deep industry knowledge, extensive network, understanding of web3 game communities, and established track record in gaming venture landscape.
  • Governance Expert: Active participant in DAO governance with a proven track record of authoring proposals, and collaborating with DAO members. Additionally, possessing a deep understanding of Arbitrum’s unique features, (Orbit, Stylus, and Timeboost) is essential.
  • Operations Expert: 7+ years of experience in senior finance, legal, or operations roles. Games industry experience is a plus!
  • Player Engagement Expert - Live game ops and technical leadership experience: 7+ years of leadership experience in live game operations and/or deep technical knowledge of game systems and infrastructure.
  1. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.
  2. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.
  3. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.
  • Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?
  1. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work
  2. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

References:

  1. (Optional) Please provide contact information for at least one additional reference who can attest to your/your nominee’s qualifications and character.

Onward!

GCP Working Group

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  1. Full Name: Joseph [Immutablelawyer] on behalf of Axis Advisory
  2. Contact Information: joseph@axisadvisory.xyz
  3. Current Occupation: Lawyer & Founder of [Axis Advisory]
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: Malta [CEST]

About your nomination:

Governance Expert

Provide specific examples to support your selection & Other network involvement [ArbitrumDAO & dYdX]

Axis Advisory is a legal, regulatory and DAO Advisory firm providing services exclusively within the Digital Asset industry. Joseph has four years of experience in crypto-focused legal, regulatory, product consulting & advisory services, advising clients on a myriad of matters including [but not limited to]; Corporate Advisory, venture capital deal structuring, valuation assessments (via Axis Advisory’s capital raising assessment service-line) and drafting and negotiation of client deals on a myriad of legal, regulatory, and capital raising matters.

Joseph currently sits as the Supervisor of the dYdX Operations Foundation since July of 2023 [the community-launched entity responsible for setting up and overseeing the operations of the dYdX Chain - https://www.dydxopsdao.com/]. The dYdX Operations SubDAO has a 6.6 Million $ endowment for an 18-month period.

At the dYdX Operations Foundation, Joseph undertakes a role equivalent to what is required as a GCP Council Member; whereby he assists and oversees the proper administration (from a legal, regulatory, and product perspective), of the Foundation’s endeavors and ensures that actions taken by the underlying directors are in the best interests of the dYdX Community and in conformity with the mandate granted to them by such community.

Joseph also participated on efforts such as Xenophon Labs’ paper on Frontend decentralisation [https://xenophonlabs.com/papers/dydx_v4_report.pdf] and the proposal to transition forum-stage governance participation for dYdX so as to increase said participation [Common].

More specifically to the ArbitrumDAO, Joseph’s initial contributions emanated from his role within the TraderJoe Governance Council [a body set up within the TraderJoe community to facilitate & administer the voting power endowed within TraderJoe.xyz as a delegate].

Most prominently, as part of the TraderJoe Governance Council (together with fellow Council colleagues), Joseph contributed to the Council’s efforts in participating in the STIP Project Assessment by reviewing, assessing & voting on the various proposals submitted. In this regard, Joseph also authored a post on this model for delegates (The Delegate’s Handbook: A Primer on the Council Model).

Within the ArbitrumDAO, Joseph has also participated & spearheaded various endeavors aimed at optimizing and/or establishing pivotal infrastructure pieces to ensure long-term scaling & sustainability for existing projects & projects intending to build on Arbitrum. In addition, Joseph also spearheaded other initiatives such as the donation to Coin Centre and the DeFi Education Fund.

A TL;DR of my contributions hereunder:

Snapshot 1 [Passed] This proposal aimed at establishing an industry-first procurement framework for security-oriented services within the ArbitrumDAO. In the drafting of this proposal, a public consultation period was initiated to solicit stakeholder feedback so as to optimally structure this framework.

Snapshot [Passed] This proposal aims at establishing a collective of individuals and service providers to provide pivotal proposal-stage reporting to aid and enhance delegate decision-making. All members to be appointed by election with applicable caps. The members that were appointed were Delphi Labs, Blockworks Research, Open Zeppelin, Chaos Labs, and L2Beat.

Snapshot [Passed] This proposal aims at establishing the ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee to not only facilitate and administer the ratified procurement framework for security services, but also create new frameworks, propose a subsidy fund for services, & create a means test to assess projects’ eligibility for subsidization.

Snapshot [Passed] This proposal concerned the election of the aforementioned committee members. Here, Joseph obtained the most votes for this election to the ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee.

Snapshot [Passed] This proposal concerned the creation of a $2.5m subsidy fund so as to subsidize the costs of security services for eligible projects building on the Arbitrum tech-stack.

Snapshot [Passed] This proposal envisaged a monetary contribution of 1,000,000ARB to the DeFi Education Fund & Coin Center from the ArbitrumDAO to continue their policy, litigation & advocacy efforts in relation to open-source software & software developers’ rights.

In Q2 2024, Axis Advisory received a grant from ThankARB for the creation of Arbitrum’s optimistic governance module. This development is being worked on in a collaborative manner by Axis Advisory & Tally.xyz who will be supporting its implementation.

In Q1 2024, Axis Advisory received a grant from Plurality Labs as part of its firestarter program to set up the initial infrastructure for the ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee - which then led to the successful implementation of an industry-first DAO procurement framework that is currently in its RFP stage and has attracted the attention of the industry’s most prominent security auditors.

Do you work for any gaming related company?

No. Albeit not working for any gaming related company, Axis Advisory does provide services to a host of gaming clients in relation to legal, regulatory and capital raising advisory. These clients have not signaled their intention to apply for the GCP.

Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

References:

Valentin Prossliner [Operations Lead and Director at dYdX Operations SubDAO];

Paul Imseh [Lawyer and ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee Member];

Areta [ArbitrumDAO Procurement Committee Member];

Matthew Fiebach from Entropy Advisors;

Shaun Musuka [Steakhouse Financial];

Christoph Sonn [Product Lead at SAFE];

TraderJoe Governance Council;

Various dYdX & ArbitrumDAO Contributors.

[Others can be provided on a request basis]

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Personal information:

Full Name: C.J. Bzdewka

Contact Information: cjbzdewka@gmail.com

Current Occupation – Deputy Chief Compliance Officer – Private Equity Firm

Country of Residence / Time Zone: EST (NYC)

About your nomination:

1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.

n/a – self nomination

2. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.

As an active Arbitrum delegate via my participation on the Treasure ARC, as well as in my role as a council member of LifeVerse, I have experience with DAO governance processes, as well as experiencing drafting governance proposals, proactively anticipating and addressing potential pain points, and incorporating community feedback into revised proposals to pass successful DAO governance votes.

In my career as a legal, compliance, risk, and ops professional I have experience with developing, implementing, and maintaining policies, procedures, and frameworks to adhere to various regulatory requirements and conform to industry best practices. Additionally, I have experience managing corporate governance committees as well as assisting in the formation of complex entity structures.

3. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

Examples of prior governance proposals drafted and passed can be found here (snapshots)

Additionally, from my 12 years of experience working in risk, legal, compliance, and operations at marquee private equity managers (ranging in size from $2.5 billion AUM to $1trillion AUM), I have experience assessing and testing complex products, business practices, policies, and procedures for conflicts of interest and developing, implementing, and overseeing controls and frameworks to mitigate risk.

4. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

No

5. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

I sit on the council of LifeVerse, which is a Treasure partner game.

6. Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

Potentially – and if so I would recuse myself from any matters that would impact or otherwise conflict with my role as LifeVerse Councilmember and GCP Councilmember.

7. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-j-b-a94a5828/ (work history)
https://commonwealth.im/lifedao/discussions (examples of drafted governance proposals)

8. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

9. (Optional) Please provide contact information for at least one additional reference who can attest to your/your nominee’s qualifications and character.

Karel – Treasure

Joe – R3gen Finance

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Nominee information:

  1. Full Name: Greg Canessa
  2. Contact Information: Telegram: Contact @gregcanessa
  3. Current Occupation: COO & President of Horizon Blockchain Games
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: United States of America - PST

About your nomination:

1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.

Nominating Greg Canessa, COO and President at Horizon Blockchain Games who is aware of the nomination.

2. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.

  • Operations Expert: Greg has a tenured history in gaming, leading operations at several of the largest studios & publishers for over 25 years.

3. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

  • GM and Creator, Xbox Live Arcade at Microsoft (2000-07): created the first console-based digital games ecosystem in history and delivered a $100M+ business for Microsoft. Wrote business plan, secured funding, staffed team, led product definition, shipped 75+ titles and worked with 90+ developers and publishers. Published 20+ titles under Microsoft Game Studios and developed numerous franchises, including Minecraft.
  • Vice President, Mobile, Activision Blizzard (2011-14): built and ran the mobile division at the world’s #1 video game publisher as GM and head of studios. Shipped award-winning games based on the top-selling Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises, Pitfall!, Wipeout, and more for iOS and Android platforms. Managed three studios, demand generation, user acquisition and partnership marketing, platform partnerships, publishing (in partnership with Flurry) and team of 100+ with P&L responsibility.
  • Project Director, Battle.net at Blizzard (2009-11): GM and head of product management and development for the next generation of Battle.net, Blizzard’s core AAA game service and social network serving 35M+ users worldwide. Successfully integrated new service into the StarCraft, World of Warcraft, and Diablo franchises. Drove social and community efforts, web presence and branding amongst other efforts.
  • Vice President, Video Game Platforms, PopCap Games (2007-09): GM and commercial leader of PopCap’s non-PC games efforts. Brought PopCap’s top-selling franchises (Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, Bejeweled, Zuma) to consoles and other platforms. Led product management, brand marketing and partnerships, and drove multiple studio M&A deals at the Series A/B stage. Now a division of Electronic Arts.
  • SVP Studios & GM, GSN Games (division of Sony) (2014-17): GSN is a leading developer and publisher of social/casual games for various platforms with two top-20 grossing franchises on iOS and Google Play. Greg served as GM and studio head, managing and growing the company’s skill business and evolution, enabling competitive play of the world’s biggest and most popular mobile games for free or real money via a new casual eSports platform. Also managed internal and external development of other free-to-play mobile/social titles. Drove brand/product marketing, demand gen, UA, social/community, PR/comms, BD/partnerships and multiple M&A deals. Managed multiple development studios at various points and staff of 250+ with direct P&L responsibility.
  • Global Director, Strategy & Business Operations, Games, Google (2017-23): Led key strategic, operational, marketing and studio functions for Google’s AAA cloud gaming businesses (consumer and SaaS), working closely with internal and external development partners. Managed product planning & strategy, go-to-market, analytics & insights, promotions, monetization, pricing and more with a global and diverse team. Also drove key initiatives for Identity/Account and Mobile within Google Core at the leadership level.

4. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

No

5. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

Yes, Horizon Blockchain Games which develops the Sequence platform.

6. Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

Don’t intend on applying during council tenure.

7. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

Greg is an accomplished and passionate executive leader with 30+ years experience in the gaming industry at Xbox/Microsoft, Battle.net/Blizzard, Activision, GSN/Sony, PopCap Games (acquired by EA), Google, and Apple. Today, he serves as President & COO at Sequence, the award-winning development platform for integrating web3 into games.

Greg has spent his career focused on game platforms, publishing and ecosystem creation, and played a key role in the advent and proliferation of gaming innovations including multiplayer gaming, digital distribution, social gaming, matchmaking, cloud gaming, and free-to-play. He views web3 and blockchain as critical technologies that will transform the gaming industry. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Creator & GM of Xbox Live Arcade: pioneered the first console-based digital games ecosystem in history, shipped 75+ titles, worked with 90+ developers and publishers, published and developed numerous franchises, including UNO, Bejeweled and Minecraft. Also served in strategy and product development roles on Xbox and Xbox 360.
  • Project Director of Battle.net: defined and led Blizzard’s core AAA game service and social network serving 35M+ users worldwide, successfully integrating Battle.net into the World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises.
  • Vice President, Mobile at Activision Blizzard: built and ran the mobile division at the world’s #1 game publisher as GM and head of studios, shipped award-winning games and franchises such as Call of Duty, Skylanders, Pitfall!, and Wipeout; managed three studios, user acquisition, platform partnerships, and publishing.
  • Deep experience shipping and developing core AAA brands Call of Duty, StarCraft, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Sonic, etc., and indie/casual brands Tetris, Pac-man, Peggle, UNO, etc., with 35+ game credits.
  • Global Director, Strategy & Operations, Games at Google: led key strategic, operational, marketing and studio functions for Google’s AAA cloud gaming business, and drove key initiatives for Identity/Account and Mobile within Google Core at leadership level.

As a hardcore gamer who’s inspired by new technologies, innovations, and platforms that lower access barriers, drive new and awesome experiences for gamers, and create new business opportunities for developers, Greg believes web3 is the next disruptive technology to revolutionize gaming.

Web3 solves developer problems by enhancing user acquisition strategies, elevating player engagement and retention, and unlocks new economies and monetization models, all while empowering players with new gaming experiences, ownership, cross-game utility, and economic incentives.

With Sequence, Greg plays an instrumental role in delivering value to the Arbitrum ecosystem by bringing content, ranging from indies like Mighty Action Heroes to mid-size studios like Saltwater Games to one of the world’s largest AAA publishers to be announced on July 30th, to mobile publishers like TapNation with 60M+ monthly active users and 1B+ downloads, to build on Arbitrum chains. Sequence plays a key role in enabling the Xai, ApeChain, and XR One ecosystems—each leveraging Arbitrum Orbit—with the Sequence developer platform as well. Greg also played a critical role in landing the Sequence x Google Cloud partnership in which Google selected Sequence as its preferred web3 infrastructure partner for games building in the EVM ecosystem.

8. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

References:

  • Director, Google Cloud Gaming
  • Former General Manager, Xbox & Microsoft Game Studios
  • Former EVP, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Former Group Product Manager, Xbox Live Arcade and Head of Product, Popcap Games

Names available upon request.

Nominator contact info:

  1. Full Name: James Lawton
  2. Contact Information: jlaw@horizon.io OR Telegram: Contact @Horizon_JamesLawton
  3. Current Occupation: Head of Developer Relations
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: WEST
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Greg’s experience, knowledge, and abilities will be incredible to take the GCP and Arbitrum to the next level. His game-industry expertise is extraordinary and is perfectly suited to help make Arbitrum the destination for web3 gaming.

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Personal information:

  1. Full Name: Adam Dawson
  2. Contact Information: adamjmdawson@gmail.com; @adamjmdawson on Twitter/Telegram
  3. Current Occupation: Marketing & Engineering Manager (ITW, a Fortune 200 specialty products company); Lizard Labs Portfolio Council Member; Core Team at humanDAO
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: Melbourne, Australia (UTC+10)

About your nomination:

Domain demonstrating the strongest proficiency or mastery:

  • Games-focused venture capital experience
  • DAO experience

3. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

My key strength blending 15 years of corporate experience (including senior leadership roles) with 3 years of hands-on contributions in crypto and web3 gaming.

  • Lizard Labs Portfolio Council. I’ve recently been elected to my third 6-month term to oversee and expand Lizard Labs’ now ~$600k venture portfolio in web3 gaming. Through my time on the Council I’ve helped streamline their operations and professionalise their processes and recordkeeping, while also being a source of new leads, in-depth playtesting and opportunity review. As an owner of a diverse set of gaming tokens and NFTs myself, I believe in projects that appeal to me both as a player and an investor.

  • humanDAO. I’ve been part of the Core Team at humanDAO since their inception in 2021, fulfilling a number of roles including community management, business development, DAO governance, and treasury management. We have successfully navigated a challenging bear market by carefully managing our expenses and priorities, and emerged with a robust treasury that is funding a series of projects to help those in underserved communities around the world access new opportunities in crypto.

  • Rabbit Hole. I worked as a Protocol Specialist for Rabbit Hole as part of their metagovernance team, managing their responsibilities with PoolTogether. Rabbit Hole had secured tokens in several protocols as part of their compensation for arranging quests and accrued meaningful governance rights. The role of the Protocol Specialists was to form a deep understanding of their assigned project’s goals and governance proposals and then recommend a vote on each one that aligned with Rabbit Hole’s values and interests.

  • WolvesDAO. This year I was accepted into the exclusive WolvesDAO thanks to my in-depth involvement in web3 gaming and willingness to contribute to the success of the industry.

In addition to the above web3 roles, my ‘9-5’ involves the management of several multi-million dollar product categories as both Marketing Manager and Engineering Manager, the latter of which includes full technical responsibility for product compliance and performance. My role is part of our leadership team and includes strategic and financial responsibility for our overall business performance.

4. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.
I’m a core team member at humanDAO, a social impact-focused organisation creating opportunities for underserved communities in crypto.

5. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.
I am an elected representative on the Lizard Labs Portfolio Council

Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?
No

6. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work
The activities of the Lizard Labs Portfolio Council are regularly updated in their newsletter; see Ethlizards Team – Medium

In 2023 I created and wrote a web3 gaming newsletter called GameChat - https://gamechat.substack.com/ - as a project on behalf of humanDAO

7. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?
Yes

References:

  1. Animositas, CEO, Lizard Labs
  2. Christopher Chase, Founder, humanDAO
  3. Brydisanto, Leadership, Brand, Marketing, Web3 at InfiniGods.

I can provide contact details privately as required.

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Full Name: Rich Cabrera

Contact Information: richacabrera@gmail.com / @ ReadyPlayerRich on Twitter

Current Occupation: Director of Technical Product @ Midnight Society

Country of Residence / Time Zone: USA / EST

Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery:

Strong business development and/or games focused venture capital experience

  • Through my time with Ready Player DAO I led calls, due diligence, and investment decisions into games and game-adjacent technology based on multiple factors including
    • Go-to-market strategies
    • Product-market fit
    • Understanding of market & audience
    • Technical understanding & feasibility
    • Team & Background
  • I was also pursuing and reaching out to potential new deals and opportunities while at both Ready Player DAO and Stardust

DAO experience and strong relationships within Arbitrum DAO

  • I was the founder of Ready Player DAO
  • Through Ready Player DAO we invested in TreasureDAO and Mighty Action Heroes, as well as sponsored one of The Beacon’s first tournaments
  • I am connected with many of the gaming leaders in the web3 space through my previous work at Ready Player DAO and Stardust

CFO/VP finance leadership experience

  • I was contracted to run Ready Player DAO for 2 years where I pursued multiple grants, managed the DAO’s finances as well as managed the outflow of bounties, grants, and investments we were pursuing.

Technical leader with web3 and/or gaming expertise

  • Not only have I advised multiple projects on tokenomics, NFT design, and web3 strategy; I have also moved from advisor to Midnight Society to Director where I lead their infrastructure, backend, and web3 technology efforts.

Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

  • While I am no longer running Ready Player DAO; I still own a seat and am a voting member
  • I am an active participant of ArbitrumDAO and have worked behind the scenes to advise teams to come to arbitrum
  • I am an active member of WolvesDAO

Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

  • Yes, I am currently employed by Midnight Society

Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

  • No

Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

  • Yes

References:

Karel - TreasureDAO

Josh (PatronJay) - TreasureDAO

Payton - WolvesDAO

Danny C - Thing3

Diego - The Beacon

Additional References upon request

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Personal information:

  1. Full Name: Devansh Mehta
  2. Contact Information : @TheDevanshMehta (Telegram & Twitter)
  3. Current Occupation : Arbitrum Treasury WG , Founder VoiceDeck
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: IST

About your nomination:

  1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.

Self-nomination

  1. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.
  • DAO experience and strong relationships within Arbitrum DAO
  1. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

Lead writer for the Stable Treasury Endowment Program (STEP), a proposal to diversify 35 million ARB into Real World Assets that are stable in value, liquid in exchange and earn yield uncorrelated to crypto markets.

After its successful passage, I served as a facilitating, nonvoting member to the committee empowered to pick service providers. The experience I gained here can help deliver a positive outcome for the GCP program.

  1. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

I am on the council for Gitcoin and Octant

  1. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

No

  • Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

No

  1. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

Successfully passed proposal before ARB DAO - https://www.tally.xyz/gov/arbitrum/proposal/38070839538623347085766954167338451189998347523518753197890888828931691912919

My interview and writeup with GCP team for deciding whether to vote for the proposal - https://x.com/TheDevanshMehta/status/1795469506636063157

My interview and writeup with a team planning to apply for GCP - https://x.com/TheDevanshMehta/status/1798600248321081485

  1. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

References:

  1. (Optional) Please provide contact information for at least one additional reference who can attest to your/your nominee’s qualifications and character.

Paper Imperium from @GFXlabs , who I worked with on the STEP committee, can provide a reference to my professional work ethic - @PaperImperium2 (Telegram)

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Full Name: Kristoffer DW [ALL CITY]
Contact Information: allcity@apecoingwg.com
Current Occupation: ApeCoin DAO Governance Working Group [Lead Steward]
Country of Residence / Time Zone: Canada [PST]


ABOUT MY NOMINATION:

Self-nomination. Deeply embedded in ApeCoin DAO governance and the broader ApeCoin ecosystem with the ability to serve as a bridge to Arbitrum. Possess close alignment with core entities advancing ApeChain.


DOMAIN WHERE I AM MOST PROFICIENT: Governance Expert

My background includes experience as a regulatory compliance specialist within the Canadian liquor, tobacco, and cannabis sector. I am currently serving my second DAO-wide elected term as ApeCoin DAO’s Lead Governance Steward, overseeing the development and management of various critical initiatives. These include creating ApeCoin training and education resources, providing proposal writing mentorships, implementing delegate growth programs, and administering small grants. Additionally, I am a sought-after resource for proposal authors seeking guidance on overall strategy, introductions to key constituents, and critiques for effective written communication.

Also worth noting, I have authored the most successful proposals at ApeCoin DAO, leading a total of eight successful DAO-wide campaigns, including elections, with seven of those eight achieved within the first ten months of my tenure.

I take a multifaceted approach to DAO governance, leveraging extensive business development expertise to forge strategic brand alignments, coordinate conferences and events, and foster cross-cultural relations. Furthermore, I maintain strong ties with ApeCoin DAOs largest voters, fostering ongoing communication through monthly group calls and consistent day-to-day engagement.

Beyond ApeCoin, I am a recognized specialist in NFT culture and operate a small collectible magazine passion project on the side. This expertise will allow me to effectively onboard a variety of premium builders and large voters into the Arbitrum ecosystem. Additionally, my established trust within the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Cryptopunk communities will open even more doors.


EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE TO SUPPORT MY NOMINATION:

As mentioned, I’ve written and passed the most proposals at ApeCoin DAO since its inception and recently became the first Working Group Steward elected for a second term.

In one instance, for a WG budget proposal, we started out with an immediate 6,000,000 vote deficit after the DAO’s biggest voter at the time wanted to see the DAO moving in a different direction. Not taking it personally, as we consider one another IRL friends, this was the first time I had ever had to play from behind by such a large margin. A lot of voter psychology comes into play in these situations, where many smaller voters lose hope or don’t see the point given the size of this person’s wallet. However, I excel under strategic pressure and devised a completely new approach. This strategy included temporarily halting outreach efforts until our major supporters had cast their votes, thereby building social proof and gaining momentum. Through this, the campaign evolved into a community rallying point for support and change, ultimately achieving nearly unanimous approval outside of that one vote.

As far as initiatives go, I have been the visionary behind a large portion of the ApeCoin DAO Governance Working Group’s (GWG) current stable of initiatives, none of which I’m more proud of than APE_U — a twelve-month, fourteen-program curriculum aimed at strengthening the ApeCoin ecosystem through providing hands-on guidance and mentorships for proposal authors. This came together after months of business development with members from Open Campus, an Animoca Brands subsidiary; New Campus, an online education provider working with more than 400 tech startups; and ForbesWeb3, our media partner.

It was also important to me that we strengthened our internal leadership teams, such as Working Groups, and ensured that our mentors were properly equipped. Therefore, we take a “train the trainers” approach to everything we do. This approach will also help the program remain self-sufficient in year two, with the goal of administering these programs to our community without the need for third-party service providers. Soon, I will unveil a new strategy to fund initiatives like this through the use of ApeChain, without relying on treasury funds.

A final note on the business development side is that since joining the ApeCoin GWG, I’ve expanded an initial four-line item financial plan into a resilient ecosystem within the ApeCoin DAO that continues to gain strength daily.


ARE YOU INVOLVED WITH ANY OTHER NETWORKS FROM A GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE:

Outside of ApeCoin, I’m a member of 8DAO, a Hong Kong-based investment group focused on blue-chip NFTs and Web3 startups.


DO YOU WORK FOR A GAMING COMPANY:

The ApeCoin DAO has voted to empower Arbitrum technology, with growth led by Horizen Labs and Full Moon Labs to build a premier Web3 gaming chain. This initiative includes an anticipated 100,000,000 APE incentives and will require extensive inter-DAO relations between the ApeCoin and Arbitrum communities, which I am uniquely capable of executing.

Personally and professionally, I will play a key role in onboarding ApeCoin’s largest voters and gaming communities onto ApeChain and into the Arbitrum ecosystem. I also plan to provide wide-ranging exposure to the Arbitrum Gaming Catalyst Program for ApeCoin’s most impactful builders and beyond.

The Working Group I operate recently had the largest WG budget in ApeCoin’s history approved, which includes a $300,000 allocation for small grants to be distributed over the next six months. The categories are designed to be agile, with incentives to reward developers and community participation in the ApeCoin ecosystem – where we also view bringing our community to Arbitrum as essential.

PLEASE SHARE ANY RELEVANT LINKS, BIOS OR PUBLICATIONS:

Campaign and Proposal Voting Results:


ARE YOU WILLING TO COMPLETE THE APPROPRIATE NDA & KYC REQUIREMENTS:

Absolutely, and although different from my history in the NFT space, I’m excited to see such a mature approach at Arbitrum and most DeFi protocols, where contributors aren’t always using pseudonyms or generated images for profile pictures. Feel free to check my Twitter page for publicly available pictures of me. I’m also personally KYC’d with the APE Foundation, with an additional KYB’d nonprofit entity, to operate within the ApeCoin DAO Working Group structure.

Lastly, if anyone reading this is interested in learning more about me, my role at ApeCoin DAO, or the value I can bring to Arbitrum, I encourage you to schedule a call with me as I am here to build, together. Furthermore, if the Arbitrum DAO ultimately selects other applicants, I would also encourage you to keep me on your radar as an effective solution for a variety of needs in advancing ApeChain and fostering deeper ecosystem growth with the broader ApeCoin holding community.

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Personal information:
1. Full Name: David Plisek
2. Contact Information: david@saltwatergames.com / david@fairlight.ventures
3. Current Occupation: Co-Founder Saltwater Games / Managing Director Fairlight Ventures
4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: UAE (GMT+4) & Netherlands (GMT +2)

About your nomination:
1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.
NA - Self-nomination

2. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.

  1. Operations Expert
  2. Venture Expert

CFO/VP finance leadership experience and strong business development and/or games-focused venture capital

3. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.
Domain
Operations Expert - CFO/VP finance leadership experience

Competency
Highly Proficient

Experience
I have been responsible for financial stewardship and management activities across a range of work experiences in

  • Government: Corporate Finance as a representative of the Australian Government both domestically and abroad, and;
  • Private enterprise: Large-scale consulting projects across APAC, Coordinating divisional operational budgets within two multi-national banks, Managing VC portfolios reporting for a small/medium fund and family offices, and Implementing early-stage venture operational requirements for multiple start-ups across UK, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Cayman Islands, BVI and Seychelles as a venture partner, co-founder and investor.

As the COO of Saltwater Games, I am currently responsible to the board for financial management, investment, people & culture and legal including supplier contractual agreements to deliver the games and technology required for both the web2 and web3 business objectives.

As a core-contributor, council member, and administrator I am responsible for the execution of the requirements of the XR Foundation in particular in regards to the services provided by Nexus Labs, Saltwater.Labs and the partners of the XR Foundation onboarding their games to the XR One L3 on Arbitrum.

Domain
Venture Expert - Strong business development and/or games-focused venture capital experience

Competency
Highly Proficient

Experience
Co-founder of Saltwater Games and Core-Contributor to the XR Foundation delivering XR One (L3 Orbit Chain)

  • Raised >$10m USD
  • Acquired and restructured multiple game studios
  • Grew business to profitability and over 70 staff
  • Established strategic partnerships across technology, community growth and brand alliances
  • Led the design of the technical and economic infrastructure supporting the web3 roadmap

Founder and Managing Director of Fairlight Ventures – Cybersecurity, AI, Web3 and emerging technologies investments

  • Invested in multiple early-stage ventures
  • Co-founded/spun-out research-led start-ups
  • Conducted extensive DD on behalf of VC and PE clients

Co-Founder of DivisionX – Venture Partner Studio established in Singapore supporting VC and Private Equity with early-stage cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography technologies investments.

  • Supported multiple early-stage ventures through seed capital raising
  • Supported APAC expansion for multiple UK/US-based scale-ups

General Partnership Investor in Primal Capital a global venture capital fund manager specialising in early-stage and growth investments into Web3 and emerging technology companies.

LP and angel investor in multiple funds and businesses focused on web3 and deep tech.

Domain
DAO experience and strong relationships within Arbitrum DAO

Competency
Proficient

Experience
I have led as the Core-Contributor to the XR Foundation DAO development across corporate structuring, constitution strategy, bylaws enactment and governance design.

Saltwater Games is the recipient of an Arbitrum Foundation grant to deliver three (3) AA-live ops games. Through the DD process, I have developed strong relationships with people at Offchain Labs in the Arbitrum gaming team (BD, marketing and technical) and the Arbitrum Foundation more broadly.

As a grant recipient Saltwater Games has a policy to use the ARB tokens to participate in governance.

An early participant in Ethlizards and engaged community member as a Web3 Gaming Investor and Full Member in the Portfolio Sub-DAO.

Domain
Technical leader with web3 and/or gaming expertise

Competency
Proficient

Experience
My leadership is driven by a curiosity and passion for thinking into the future of technology and a deep commitment to advancing the frontiers of “Web3” towards a web-as-usual paradigm.

My technical leadership is characterised by a comprehensive and strategic approach to the design, development and integration of complex technologies, most recently within the domains of Web3 and gaming.

As the Co-founder of Saltwater Games and a core contributor to the XR Foundation, I have demonstrated a capability to drive innovation by conceptualising and designing economic and technical solutions. This includes the frontier co-development work being done with partners on the Arbitrum technology stack, where we have successfully integrated cutting-edge solutions in collaboration Caldera and Sequence to support seamless gamer experiences and enhance economic immersion.

My leadership experience extends to managing large, multi-disciplinary teams in various domains, ensuring the delivery of sophisticated technology transformations and implementation of greenfield projects that have addressed web2 and web3 organisational objectives.

Furthermore, the development of my expertise over the past three years in tokenomics design, community growth incentives, token logic engineering, and capital raising underscores my holistic approach to building sustainable and engaging ecosystems. By raising over USD 10 million for Saltwater Games and the XR Foundation, I have demonstrated the capability to develop relationships and secure venture investment to fuel innovation and growth.

Lastly, the design and delivery of XR One and the Saltwater Games titles and products has fostered a vibrant and engaged community of over 200k web3 and gaming enthusiasts, while ensuring the integrity and reliability of the underlying technologies has helped this project to gain broad interest from some of the most sort after advisors and influencers in the space.

Domain
Live game operations leadership experience

Competency
Developing

Experience
Saltwater Games is set to deliver three (3) AA live-ops game titles in the coming 12 months, in addition to a suite of mobile games focused on competitive community gameplay.

As a co-founder and leader of the organisation, I am ultimately responsible and accountable for the success of the game operations, ensuring the right people, processes and technology are in place to deliver high-quality experiences to our customers (gamers and partners).

4. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

  • Arbitrum (Participant on behalf of Saltwater Games)
  • XR One (Voting Member)
  • Ethlizards (Participant)

My involvement with these networks does not pose a conflict of interest with the GCP.

5. Do you work for a gaming-related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.
Saltwater Games Limited (UK & UAE)

6. Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?
No, however, Saltwater Games & the XR Foundation intend to support the growth of the Arbitrum gaming ecosystem through co-investment and co-granting to projects that align with the XR Foundation’s objectives to grow the community of gamers playing titles on XR One.

7. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work
Professional bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-plisek/

XR Foundation:

XR Improvement Proposals:

  • XIP001: Founding Members of the XR Foundation Council
  • XIP002: Community Growth Proposal
  • XIP003: XR One and Games MSA
  • XIP004: Tokenomics Design
  • XIP005: Network Sequencer Decentralisation

8. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?
Yes

References:
(Optional) Please provide contact information for at least one additional reference who can attest to your/your nominee’s qualifications and character.

Additional References upon request

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Personal Information:

Full Name: Enric Pedró

Contact Information:

Current Occupation: SVP, Marketing at Tilting Point

Country of Residence / Time Zone: Spain (GMT+2)


About your nomination:

Domain of Strongest Proficiency or Mastery:

Player Engagement Expert

Provide specific examples from your experience to support your selection:

I bring over 15 years of professional experience in mobile gaming, digital advertising, and business development. My current role as SVP of Marketing at Tilting Point involves overseeing the marketing strategies for over 40 mobile games at various stages of development, from technical soft launch to harvest. These games span various formats, including free-to-play and subscription-based models (e.g., Apple Arcade, Netflix Games), and genres such as casual, 4X, match-3 puzzle, tycoon, simulation, and more.

In my role, I have led Tilting Point to become a beacon of Growth Marketing excellence. Under my leadership, Tilting Point was named the 10th best mobile maker in 2022 by PocketGamer and the 12th most downloaded publisher in 2023 by Data.ai (formerly App Annie). This recognition underscores our success in optimizing game operations and revenue through player engagement and data-driven strategies.

I oversee a team responsible for spending over $50 million a year on profitable user acquisition. This requires a deep understanding of all related game KPI metrics (D1, D7, D30 RR, ARPPU, Player LTV, ROAS, etc) and the ability to translate these metrics into actionable marketing optimizations or in-game monetization strategies. This can include suggested changes to the game’s core loop, its monetization mechanics, or its ad placements.

Some of the notable games I am currently working on include:

  • SpongeBob Adventures
  • SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off (Get Cooking)
  • Cypher 007
  • FashionVerse
  • Avatar: Realms Collide
  • Godzilla x Kong: Titan Chasers

SpongeBob Adventures reached #1 on Google Play and has achieved over 12 million downloads to date. Cypher 007 on Apple Arcade, received wide media attention and universal critical acclaim, and FashionVerse, both for free-to-play and Netflix Games, in partnership with Hilfiger Ventures, which at 2 million players has become the new standard for fashion & lifestyle games.

These games are also celebrated for their quality, including Cypher 007 as well as SpongeBob: Get Cooking, which won Best Netflix Game at Pocket Gamer Awards.

These experiences illustrate my proven track record in leading and scaling live game operations, leveraging data-driven approaches to optimize revenue through enhanced player engagement.


Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

No

Do you work for a gaming-related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

Yes, I work for Tilting Point.

Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

No

Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work.

Some publications showcasing my work;

Professional bio: LinkedIn Profile

Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes, I am willing to complete all necessary documents.


References:

  • Warren Woodward; Co-Founder, Upptic
  • Nanzs; Community Manager, The Beacon
  • Karel Vuong; Co-Founder, Treasure
  • TheCraftyPie; Co-Owner, Smithonia
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Hello everyone!

Posting here to make sure you review latest post with some important updates regarding nomination process and timeline.

Please note - All applicants must specify a single domain for the election. For instance, a DAO member with both venture capital and technology experience should choose the domain that best represents their primary focus for the election.

If you have chose multiple domains, please edit your original post and choose only one that best suits your experience.

Thanks!

GCP Working Group

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Full Name: Amar Bedi
Contact Information: amar@tashi.gg
Current Occupation: CEO, Tashi Protocol
Country of Residence / Time Zone: Singapore, GMT +8

About your nomination:

1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.

Self Nomination

2. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.

Growth/ BD expert

My core expertise lies in scaling early-stage companies into large enterprises. Additionally, I have strong experience in business development and venture capital in the gaming and Web3 sector doing early-stage deals in Asia, including successful cases like Axie Infinity and Enjin, I also have strong relationships with members of Offchain Labs and Arbitrum DAO in the Middle East.

3. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

As a seasoned business professional in the tech industry, specializing in Web3 and scaling early-stage startups. In my career, I have:

  • Raised over $20 million for various startups I’ve been a part of.
  • Built Grab’s B2B business to exceed $100 million in annual recurring revenue.
  • Invested in early-stage deals in Asia through funds, accelerators, and as an angel investor, including successful ventures like Axie Infinity and Enjin.

Additionally, I have launched:

  • My own NFT project, Metasikhs.
  • The Web3 dev marketplace, AVA.
  • A gaming council with senior leaders from the industry, including heads from YGG, Unity, Enjinstarter, and Supercell.

4. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

No

5. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

Yes, I am the CEO of Tashi Gaming (www.tashi.gg), I lead the development of Tashi’s ephemeral side-chain and DePIN technology for gaming. Tashi is the world’s first Fully On-DAG Game (FODG) technology, which moves the consensus engine from public layer 1 and layer 2 networks into the players’ game sessions directly, and builds the supporting DePIN and key management infrastructure to provide the ideal gamer experience.

6. Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

Yes, we would like to be part of the GCP ecosystem and bring Web3 gaming to the masses.

7. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amarbedi/

8. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

References:

(Optional) Please provide contact information for at least one additional reference who can attest to your/your nominee’s qualifications and character.

Shashwat Gupta, Founder, Altcoin Buzz, shash@altcoinbuzz.io

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Please note these updates that were added yesterday!

Hi all,

We have some important updates regarding the GCP Council nomination and voting timeline!

Extended nomination timeline:

To accommodate those traveling for EthCC and to give DAO members sufficient time to apply or nominate, we are extending the nomination deadline to the end of the day on Friday, July 12.

Further clarification of the role and purpose of the GCP Council:

  • The GCP Council exists to uphold the principles and objectives outlined in the Arbitrum Constitution, ensuring responsible allocation of funds, and providing oversight to signal if GCP funds should be reclaimed.
  • Each domain-specific role contributes to maintaining transparency, accountability, and effective management of resources within the DAO.
  • If an overarching canonical oversight body is established, the GCP program plans to collaborate with the new oversight body and authors to best structure the GCP Oversight Council for future success within the context of a broader oversight framework.

Revised domain descriptions:

In response to feedback from the DAO, we are expanding and providing more comprehensive details about the skill domains outlined in our previous post. This expansion also aims to attract applicants with a wider range of skills, ensuring a well-rounded Council.

  • Venture Expert - Senior level venture capital and investing background: 10+ years of venture capital experience with a proven track record in deal structuring, execution, and identifying promising investment opportunities in the gaming industry.
  • Growth/BD Expert - Strong business development and partnerships experience: 7+ years in gaming with deep industry knowledge, extensive network, understanding of web3 game communities, and established track record in gaming venture landscape.
  • Governance Expert: Active participant in DAO governance with a proven track record of authoring proposals, and collaborating with DAO members. Additionally, possessing a deep understanding of Arbitrum’s unique features, (Orbit, Stylus, and Timeboost) is essential.
  • Operations Expert: 7+ years of experience in senior finance, legal, or operations roles. Games industry experience is a plus!
  • Player Engagement Expert - Live game ops and technical leadership experience: 7+ years of leadership experience in live game operations and/or deep technical knowledge of game systems and infrastructure.

Important Reminders for Applicants and Voters:

  • DAO members are preferred for any of the remaining Council roles, provided they possess the necessary expertise and passion for the domain! Your unique skills and perspectives will be invaluable.
  • All applicants must specify a single domain for the election. For instance, a DAO member with both venture capital and technology experience should choose the domain that best represents their primary focus for the election.
  • Reminder, we have two nominees chosen by the GCP working group last month with deep experience in games oriented venture capital and business development. :slightly_smiling_face:
    • Tim Chang (Venture Expert)
    • Andrew Green (Growth/BD Expert)

In September, both members will be going through a re-confirmation vote to ensure the DAO has a voice in selecting the best representatives for each category.

Election Process and Details

Voting Platform:

  • Platform: Tally or Snapshot (TBD, still discussing best platform to host elections)
  • Voting Period: July 15 - July 29
  • Voting System: Weighted voting system, proportional to each delegate’s stake in the DAO.

Election Mechanism:

  • Casting Votes: Delegates distribute their voting power across any number of candidates they support. For instance, a delegate with 100 voting power can allocate it among multiple candidates in any proportion they choose.
  • Skill Categorization: Candidates are grouped categorically by their domains to help delegates make informed choices to ensure a balanced representation of skills on the council.

Voting Process:

  • Single Ballot: There is one unified ballot listing all candidates.
  • Weighted Voting: Delegates can use their voting power to support multiple candidates, with their votes being weighted according to their stake in the DAO.

Voting Guidelines:

  • Transparency: All votes are transparent and recorded on Tally or Snapshot.
  • Eligibility: Only DAO members with voting rights can participate.

Vote Counting and Results:

  • Votes are tallied using Tally’s system (or Snapshot if more suitable), with results verified and publicly announced.
  • Selection: The three candidates with the highest total weighted votes are elected to the council.

Special Elections (if needed):

  • Tie Resolution: In the unlikely case of a tie for the third seat, a run-off vote will be held within one week following the initial voting period, including only the tied candidates.
  • Other Elections for Vacant Seats: If a council seat becomes vacant, a special election will be held within one week to fill the position.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

Onward!

GCP Working Group

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Full Name: David Bolger

Contact Information: dbolger@offchainlabs.com or @david_cocora on Telegram

Current Occupation: Gaming Partnerships Lead at Offchain Labs, Inc.

Country of Residence / Time Zone: Greece (EET)

(Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.

N/A, self nomination.

Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.

Growth/BD Expert

Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

I have been leading gaming at Offchain Labs for over 2 years now as a senior partnership manager. In this time I have represented Offchain Labs in conversations with over 300 gaming companies. I prospect, onboard and manage relationships for a significant part of the Arbitrum gaming ecosystem, which currently consists of over 80 games, 30 gaming infrastructure companies and 20 gaming-related Orbit chains building on Arbitrum. Prior to my role at Offchain Labs, I was a principal engineer & business development lead at a computer science firm for 7 years.

My responsibilities at Offchain Labs include:

  • Setting the strategic direction of gaming within Offchain Labs.
  • Building, strengthening and pitching the value proposition of Arbitrum to game studios.
  • Vetting game studios and allocating resources based on prioritization.
  • Connecting game studios with gaming infrastructure providers.
  • Coordinating support across other Offchain Labs departments which support gaming (Community, Engineering, Events, Marketing, Partnerships, Product, Research).
  • Initiating and guiding new cross department gaming initiatives.

Having played a key role in the Arbitrum gaming ecosystem for the past 2 years, I am excited for the next phase of Arbitrum’s growth with the GCP. I am motivated to be a strong value add as a council member to support the GCP with historical, real-time and future insight to the gaming ecosystem.

Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

No

Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

Yes - Offchain Labs builds the leading gaming app chain tech stack (Arbitrum Orbit).

Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

No

Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

Arbitrum gaming portal (link)

Arbitrum Orbit gaming chains (link)

Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

References:

Steven Goldfeder (Co-founder & CEO of Offchain Labs)
Amitt Mahajan (Co-founder and CEO of Proof of Play)
Peter Kieltyka (Co-founder and CEO of Horizon Blockchain Games Inc)
Damon Gura (Co-founder and CEO of Infinigods)

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Personal information:

  1. Full Name: John Kennedy
  2. Contact Information: Telegram: @commercejohn
  3. Current Occupation: CEO of SprintReview AI
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: Pacific - West Coast US
  5. Domain: Growth/BD Expert
  6. Experience:

Prior to my current role as CEO, I was Head of Product at AWS GameTech. In that capacity, I ran ongoing BD and partnership activities for AWS GameTech including hundreds of meetings with customers, partners, vendors, and game developers. This included building relationships with industry leaders including Adobe, Microsoft, Samsung, Huawei, Intel, Red Hat, SideFX, Carbonated, and Niantic and specific in-person activations at Tokyo Game Show, Gamescom, and GDC.

The products I managed included a game engine (Lumberyard / O3DE) and a cloud streaming service that served millions of players. I wrote the strategy and owned prioritization for a team of over 120 world-class game technology developers. I also obtained over $50M for new initiatives, presenting directly to Amazon’s CEO, Andy Jassy.

For the past 3 years, I’ve been a core partner at Underscore VC. I’ve participated in due diligence and have identified targets for Corp Dev at both AWS and Acquia.

Recently, I have co-facilitated Arbitrum governance hackathons with Hack Humanity (GovHack Denver and GovHack Brussels) with a specific focus on delegate consultations and proposal triage. I also have a history of leadership in organizations with complicated governance including AIESEC, SAGE AU, and Drupal.

Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

No

Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

No

Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

No

Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

Yes

References:

@KlausBrave - Hack Humanity

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Hey all,

We hope those of you who attended EthCC had an amazing time in Brussels. There was an overwhelming amount of optimism about GCP as well!

After many suggestions from delegates and foundation members, we are extending the nomination timeline until Tuesday, 7/16. Extending the deadline will allow for more post-EthCC participation, which we believe will be a net positive. We appreciate the efforts of those who have already applied and apologize for any inconvenience this extension may cause. For future efforts, we will plan better timelines to ensure smoother participation. :pray:

We are excited to share more details about the voting timeline and process in the coming week.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to moving GCP forward!

Thank you,

GCP Working Group

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Personal information:

  1. Full Name: Mona El Isa on behalf of Avantgarde Finance
  2. Contact Information: mona@avantgarde.finance
  3. Current Occupation: Avantgarde Finance
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: UK/GMT

About your nomination:

  1. Self-nomination.

  2. Governance Expert.

  3. Through our work at Avantgarde Finance and also on a personal level, I’ve been involved as a delegate for Uniswap, Compound, SAFE, ENS, Nexus Mutual, Paraswap and others. We’ve helped curate proposals and regularly give feedback on proposals. Some examples include:

Nexus Mutual: NMPIP 196: Restart Enzyme vault & start staking through Kiln (6,624 WETH) - Investment - Nexus Mutual DAO - Governance Forum

ENS: Endaoment Proposal: Avantgarde - General Discussion - ENS DAO Governance Forum

Arbitrum: Arbitrum Treasury and Sustainability - Working Group - #3 by elisafly

  1. Do you work for a gaming related company? No

  2. Quick bio:

  • Market-making at Goldman Sachs (9yrs)
  • Managing money at hedge funds (4yrs)
  • Co-founder Enzyme(dot)finance
  • Founder avantgarde(dot)finance

Linkedin: Mona El Isa - KR1 plc | LinkedIn

Twitter: x.com

  1. Happy to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, etc.

References:

  • Joe - r3gen
  • Nick - ENS
  • Mounir - Paraswap
  • Hugh - Nexus Mutual
  • Erin - Uniswap
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Personal information:

  1. Full Name: Ali Husain
  2. Contact Information: ali@forgottenmachine.com
  3. Current Occupation: Co-Founder & CEO at Navigate (https://nvg8.io) + Founder at Forgotten Machine (https://forgottenmachine.com)
  4. Country of Residence / Time Zone: USA, CST

About your nomination:

  1. (Optional) If nominating someone else, please describe your relationship and confirm that they are aware of their nomination.

    N/A - This is a self-nomination

  2. Please identify the domain where your nominee demonstrates the strongest proficiency or mastery.

  • Strong business development and/or games focused venture capital experience

    • Joined SparkCognition (https://www.sparkcognition.com), an industrial AI company in Austin, TX, in 2015 when it was at 10 people or so.
    • Multiple responsibilities:
      • Business development,
      • Technical Sales,
      • Product Development (first version of SparkCognition’s Natural Lanuage Platform, DeepNLP, as well as a gamified cyber security training application built in Unity3D, VR, AR, etc.)
      • Participating in all SparkCognition raises doing VC pitches from Series A through Series D - SparkCognition was last valued at $1.4B
      • Raised capital and was part of the founding team (Chief Software Architect and later Chief Product Officer) for SkyGrid (https://www.skygrid.com), a joint venture between The Boeing Company and SparkCognition. SkyGrid built an aerial operating system for UAVs powered by AI and blockchain
      • Raised capital for Navigate (https://nvg8.io) to build a decentralized web3 native data platform. Seed round raise was $7.625MM (https://www.theblock.co/post/150448/navigate-raises-seed-funding-crypto-alan-howard-polygon)
  • DAO experience and strong relationships within Arbitrum DAO

    • I have been a member of the Arbitrum DAO since the beginning. Arbitrum is the ecosystem I am most involved with, having chosen to build projects within this ecosystem. Examples are nvg8.io and Into the Dungeons.

    • I am also an elected member on the Treasure DAO Arbitrum Representative Council participating in governance activities

  • CFO/VP finance leadership experience

    • As part of the founding team at SkyGrid and now CEO of Navigate, one of the core responsibilities has been and continues to be management of finances and funds
  • Live game operations leadership experience

    • Managing engineering teams in leadership positions at startups - do not do live game ops directly.
  • Technical leader with web3 and/or gaming expertise

  1. Provide specific examples from their experience to support your selection.

    Please see above - Question 2: Technical leader with web3 and/or gaming expertise

  2. Are you involved with any other networks from a governance perspective? If so, please list the DAOs and networks.

    No.

  3. Do you work for a gaming related company? If yes, please list the company or companies you are employed by.

    At Navigate, we’re gamifying Data Labeling. Forgotten Machine builds indie games.

  4. Does the company you work for intend on applying for any GCP programs?

    No.

  5. Please share any relevant links, bios, or publications showcasing your/your nominee’s work

  1. Are you willing to complete appropriate non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), KYC requirements, and other necessary documents?

    Yes.

References:

  1. (Optional) Please provide contact information for at least one additional reference who can attest to your/your nominee’s qualifications and character.

Alex Lumley (Savvy)
Karel Vuong (Treasure DAO)
Diego Vidaurre (The BeaconGG)
John Patton (Treasure DAO)

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