Increase the mainstream adoption of crypto protocols through design and investment.
Vector DAO Introduction
Vector DAO is a decentralized collective of designers, brand experts, and creatives pioneering a new way of working that tilts the scales back towards builders. We’ve built new org structures that make it seamless for contributors to earn equity and tokens for their work. Being compensated in illiquid tokens can be risky so we protect our members by distributing the risks and upside of any one project by pooling these tokens into a portfolio shared by all our members. Vector DAO only accepts equity or tokens as compensation in exchange for services provided. We’ve found that this aligns incentives between project and contributor significantly better. In startups, where speed and flexibility are critical, hourly compensation penalizes these qualities when we want to incentivize the exact opposite. Vector DAO handles the paperwork and legal structures required for our members to earn equity and token compensation. Members simply have to show up and start contributing. Today, acquiring ownership through work means betting years of your life on a single startup in the hopes it becomes a unicorn. Meanwhile, investors can build portfolios to diversify risk and increase exposure to multiple successful companies. Vector DAO provides members exposure to a diversified portfolio of projects through its seasons model. You can think of a Vector DAO season like a venture fund (e.g. fund 1, fund 2 etc). Contributors to any deal within a season will own “carry” in the entire season’s portfolio proportional to their contribution as well as feedback from their season’s peers (inspired by Coordinape). This allows a contributor to scale their time to earn ownership in a diversified portfolio of projects instead of just one. Members sign up for the level of commitment they deem best for themselves. Vector DAO works with both full and part time contributors. If members choose to take time off and skip a season, that’s ok too. Unlike traditional startups, there’s no cliff with Vector DAO. Vector DAO just completed Season_00 where we worked with and invested in projects like Hashflow, Solend, Gallery, Spearbit, and Saber. We view ourselves like early stage investors except we help founders build their vision instead of simply providing capital. We’re excited to build a future where building is the most effective and accessible way to generate wealth.