[Proposal] Pathfinder - June 2024

Hello everyone, we have prepared an exciting rundown of events for this and the following month, where we aim to grow our platform, the ecosystem and projects from the ecosystem through strategical execution of our user acquisition strategy.

Section 1 - DAO/Project Information

  • Pathfinder
  • User Acquisition through ecosystem collaboration and raising awareness about projects from the NEAR ecosystem
  • 31st October 2023
  • Decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing and email service (File Sharing, Storage, Communication)

Section 2. Previous Funding

  • Have you received funding for this project from any source?
  • Pathfinder raised $100k in the pre-seed investment from NEAR Balkans Hub

Section 3. DAO URLs

  • Project Website: https://www.pathfinderapp.xyz/
  • Social Media Distribution Channels:
  • Is Your DAO/Project Targeting a Specific Country?
    No Pathfinder is a decentralized product targeting a global audience.
  • Which region will your DAO/ Project support?
    International support

Section 4. Applicant Information

  • Name of Point of Contact: Filip Milosheski
  • Link to Governance Forum/near.social Profile: Filip | NEAR Balkans (fmilosheski.near) | Near Social
  • NEAR Wallet ID: fmilosheski.near
  • Wallet ID that will be receiving funds: pathfinderapp.near
  • Country of Residence: Slovenia
  • Twitter, Telegram
  • LinkedIn
  • Additional Relevant Links (add any other links to resources that highlight your work or involvement with NEAR ecosystem. This may include your portfolio, GitHub, etc.)

Section 5. Team Members

  • Please provide information about Team Members. Information should include (name, roles, near.social profile handles)
  • Ida Pandur, Co-founder/Partner, @pandur.near
  • Alen Meštrov, CTO, @amestrov.near
  • Laura Bosazzi, UI/UX Design, /
  • Luka Sučić, Advisor, @983dcdc8e0d80d1f8938118161e1ec08be6557809afccd5ec396354f28a2ce78
  • Filip Milosheski, Marketing/Growth, @fmilosheski.near

Section 6. Experience

What related qualifications, experience, or track record does your team bring to this initiative?

  • Ida Pandur - experience: Marketing and tech pro 15+ years in web2 and consulting, now CEO of NEAR Balkans Hub, and co-founder of Tekuno App and Zero effort design agency.
  • Alen Meštrov - experience: Experienced software developer with expertise in blockchain technology.Previously, he worked as a technology and production lead at EY.
  • Laura Bosazzi - experience: Experienced in creating user-centered design. In her 10 years of working in the IT field she created 50+ apps and websites from scratch and co-founded the Zero Effort design agency.
  • Luka Sučić - experience: A seasoned entrepreneur, transitioned from startups to corporate roles, exploring innovation and investment. He co-founded NEAR Balkans Hub, Meta Change Capital and is guiding founders in blockchain-powered startups. A true defi enthusiast.
  • Filip Milosheski - experience: A Web3 native, combines creative expertise, with experience in marketing, growth and innovation.
  • Live Links: https://nearbalkans.org/ , https://tekuno.app/ , https://www.pathfinderapp.xyz/

Section 7. DAO/Project Charter/White or Litepaper and Goals

  • Project Overview: Presentation with a short High-Level 6 bullet points summary:

(Mission, Vision, Core programs and how they align with NDC’s NDC CoA Vision, team, and requested budget for the next three months)

  • What Problem Are You Aiming to Solve?
    Pathfinder leverages blockchain technology to provide a secure, fast, and decentralized file sharing solution, where users can exchange files in a Web 2.0-friendly manner while retaining ownership of their data.
  • How can your DAO / Project achieve NDC priorities, goals, and KPIs?
    We aim to grow our user base, grow various projects around the ecosystem, and raise awareness about the use cases on NEAR Protocol through a month full of activities: Feature Showcase, Decentralized Newsletter, Lore Secret Page, NEAR Project Highlight series, Pathfinder NFT Edition collaborations, Collaborative Community Challenges and Distribution of Collection Wallpapers.
  • Roadmap of your DAO/project, Milestones, and achievements
  • Included in the presentation.

Section 8. Budget

  • Projected Budget for the next three months (In USD for each Task/Milestone)
    • Decentralized Newsletter - $1 500
      We aim to onboard projects and influencers on Pathfinder and build their decentralized newsletters through our email service.
    • Lore Secret Page - $500
      Our goal is to incentivize projects within the ecosystem that have developed a lore storyline to offer their communities, more exclusive utilities such as Lore Secret Page, that is not released publicly, but can be distributed through Pathfinder.
    • NEAR Project Highlight Series - $1 000
      With this activity we are utilizing our own decentralized newsletter, where we aim to onboard more users on Pathfinder, highlight some of the most successful ecosystem projects and offer education to the Pathfinder community about the same.
    • Collaborative Community Challenges - $500
      Keeping the community active is very important, that is why we aim to collaborate with projects, and help them utilize Pathfinder for rewarding community challenges, personalized for every project.
    • Collection Wallpapers - $500
      Another utility for the NEAR Projects and their community. This activity besides boosting the engagement between the project and the community is dedicated to raising awareness about the projects that are building on NEAR.
    • Total amount: $4 000
  • What is the length of Commitment to Delivering Your Project? Will your team be working on this project full-time?
    Yes, the team is working full-time and will continue to do so in order to achieve user growth, social media and community growth, as well as expand the collaboration within the ecosystem and grow the ecosystem itself.
  • Will your team be fully renumerated from this budget?
    No, this budget is only for covering the User Acquisition strategy cost, that includes also collaboration with projects from the ecosystem, not limited to the following: Shitzu Apes, Sender Wallet, Lonk, DeFi Shards, NEAR Media and News DAO, Neko, Black Dragon, and NEARWEEK.

Section 9. Project/DAO longevity

  • Does your project/DAO require one-time or continuous funding?
  • The project is not dependent on the funding, but the funding defines the scope of the user acquisition strategy and with continuous funding, we will be able to execute such activities on a longer timeline, thus supporting more projects from the ecosystem and incentivizing their communities to learn more about other projects built on NEAR.
  • Will your DAO/Project devise a way of sustaining itself after this round of funding?
  • Yes, after this round we are expecting user growth, which is our target to also grow the community and onboard more projects on Pathfinder.
  • What are the possible roadblocks to the success of your project/DAO?
  • The project has very feasible use cases that are already live on mainnet and as possible roadblocks in execution of the user acquisition strategy, we can expect some projects to either be not interested or not responsive in terms of collaboration.

Hi @filip thanks for the proposal - noting that you outlined much of your plan and strategy during a previous 1:1 call with the Marketing DAO. I am happy to support this proposal.

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Thank you for the proposal, happy to support!

Hi @filip i have reviewed this proposal and appreciated the opportunity to discuss in detail during our call. Happy to support