Angel DAO Proposal
by Rune Bentien (GooGuild), Ozymandius (4NTS), and Richard Muirhead (Fabric VC)
As the NEAR Technology and Ecosystem evolves and more solutions start to build on (or migrate onto) the protocol, a special window of opportunity presents itself for accelerating the development of new and existing projects. The following proposal seeks to take advantage of this opportunity by putting forward an outline of an exclusive, NEAR Ecosystem-focused, venture grant funding entity known as Angel DAO.
Proposal: 450 words or Less:
To support the next generation of Web3 entrepreneurs and products building or migrating onto NEAR Protocol. To accelerate the development and adoption of Web3 products, Angel DAO will provide financial support and advisory services to new projects building within the NEAR Ecosystem or on top of existing projects already launched on NEAR.
Projects must have built a basic MVP version of their solution to be eligible for support of no more than 20k $NEAR per round. Additionally, Angel DAO will work to expand the network of the team in question, making it easier for them to fundraise and hire as their product develops.
In parallel to this investment strategy, we also put forward a long-term business strategy blue print to accompany Angel DAO:
We would like to start that conversation here, and welcome thoughts, insights, additions and edits.
4NTS&Googuild (2).pdf (946.5 KB)
Minimum Investment and Management Criteria for Angel DAO:
Building in the NEAR Ecosystem or willing to migrate onto NEAR
Basic MVP Built
Active Development on the Product and Future Development Planned
Maximum 20k $NEAR Investment Per Project / Average aim of 10k $NEAR per project
Regular Calls Exploring Roadmap, Product Market Fit, and Technical Development Updates
Estimated Time to Mainnet maximum 6 months
NEAR is a young protocol with developer engagement levels reminiscent of the early years of Ethereum. In context, this means many projects being built on NEAR today are on track to launch and scale in the medium-term future (6 to 18 months).
Angel DAO is proposed in line with the belief that financial support, guidance, and oversight will expedite the development of these solutions, for the mutual benefit of both new projects looking to grow and the NEAR Ecosystem at large.
To jumpstart product development on NEAR and the many protocols built on top of NEAR, to create a vibrant ecosystem of well-funded solutions over the course of the coming decade. We aim to support at least 12 venture backable NEAR startups in 2021. We also aim to launch a legal DAO as we see this is a natural part of the evolution of the financial system
Impact / ROI:
To scalably develop new projects in the NEAR Ecosystem with a focus on increasing engagement, transactions, and value shared on the network. While the initial management and impact of Angel DAO will focus on growing projects, the members of the council expect to phase in a reward structure at a later date, and based upon specific milestones. These specific milestones include:
- The project reaching over 1,000 active users on the platform.
- The project having more than $100k USD in TVL
- The project successfully launching on mainnet.
- The project raising more than $1 million from outside users.
Initial Granting Amount Requested: 100,000 $NEAR.
Rune Bentien (Sharpdarts.co)
Ozymandius (4NTS Guild).
– Guild Projects
– Open Web Collective
– Industry VC Network via Fabric
Voting and quorum thresholds:
<2K$ - 1X Yes - no minimum quorum (* quorum defined as min number of members needed for the vote to be valid)
2-10K$ - 2X Yes - no min quorum
10-30K$ - 3X Yes - min quorum 4 of 7 - 4X members should vote in either direction
Above 30K$ requires Erik or Illia’s additional approval (Head of NF/Chairman of NFC)
Above 100K$ requires NEAR Foundation Council approval